Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spring is in the air

After this nasty winter of seemingly endless snow and ice and colder-than-normal

AP Photo
Phillies starting pitcher delivers a
pitch during a workout
Monday in Clearwater, Fla.
 temperatures, any thoughts of spring are welcome.

This week, there are three.

First, there's the weather, which later this week will see forecast highs near 60 or above.

AP Photo
Russian model Irina Shayk
graces the cover of the
2011 Sports Illustrated
swimsuit edition.
On Monday, the Phillies pitchers and catchers held their first workout of spring traning in Clearwater, Fla.

Then on Tuesday, Sports Illustrated released its annual swimsuit edition. The coveted spot on the cover went to Russian model Irina Shayk, girlfriend of soccer star Ronaldo.

Who cares what that groundhog thinks? Every year, these are the signs that spring is in the air.