"The good time is approaching.
The season is at hand
When the merry click of the two-base lick
Will be heard throughout the land.
The frost still lingers on the earth, and
Budless are the trees,
But the merry ring of the voice of spring
Is borne on every breeze."
The Sporting News, 1886
■ Let's take the lid off the sucker is this morning's post at CollegeBaseballToday. Worth a look, even if just for the great picture.