For me, the arrival of spring training is among the most pleasant experiences of any year (that and the Masters golf tournament every April). So I felt the familiar joys of approaching spring as the first games of 2003 were played yesterday. As a result, I thought I’d like to share a link to a wonderful article by Bill Bryson written in 2001 in The New Yorker magazine. It takes more than a few minutes to read, but any baseball fan will absolutely enjoy it. If you love baseball and fine writing (like I do), then this is well worth the 5 minutes it takes to read.