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Now that football season has officially ended, some of you sports fans may be wondering how you are going to fill the empty void due to the lack of pigskin.

How about hockey?

Probably not in this state, which is a shame considering how well the Coyotes are playing.

College basketball?

Maybe. There is definitely some potential for excitement as Herb and his boys look to make a run at a second straight March Madness appearance.

The Olympics start tomorrow in Vancouver. That’s a possibility.

But most of us have a problem relating to winter sports when it’s always so sunny around here.

It’s only for two weeks, however, and unless you’re a big time Olympic star such as Shaun White, not many people probably know who you are.

Which brings us to our final hope . . . baseball.

The Great American Pastime.

Pitchers and catchers are set to report in less than a week, which means skipping that Thursday afternoon history class to catch a spring training game is on the horizon.

The smell of fresh cut grass, the warm sunshine of spring and the crack of the bat.

Yes, it’s time for baseball season.

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