There’s something different about spring training this year. It came early because of the World Baseball Classic, and Tim Lincecum came without his long locks.
Much, though, remains the same.
The sweet smell of freshly mowed grass still awakens the dreams and hopes of baseball fans everywhere. All teams are World Series contenders, and all players are going to have the season of their lives.
And the stench of drugs continues to permeate the game.