VIERA, Fla. - Baseball is back.
I'm in my hotel room at the moment, but I'm packing up in a little bit to hit the road for Port St. Lucie, where the Nationals play their first spring training game this afternoon against the Mets. It's just the first of nearly 200 games between spring training and the regular season, but it means the ride is officially about to start.
I posted this on Saturday, but here is the Nationals' lineup for today's 1:10 p.m. start again:
I'll be checking in with updates from Port St. Lucie throughout the afternoon, and we'll set up a live chat at some point this week. In the meantime, here's a little treat to mark the start of spring, as the great Ernie Harwell used to do it.
Talk to you from Port St. Lucie.