NEVER MIND THE GROUNDHOG. Pay no attention to that approaching Alberta Clipper. It's mid-February.
Brewers pitchers and catchers must formally report to Maryvale Baseball Park by Friday, though many of them -- and not just the pitchers and catchers -- have been using the team's sprawling Spring Training facility for weeks. Position players must report by Feb. 23, and manager Ned Yost will give his annual full-squad pep talk on a back field Feb. 24.
Here's a preview: No more excuses. We're here to win.
Prepare the Cracker Jacks.