Sport: Spring Dreaming Time

Coming in a week, an unveiling in Tiger Stadium and beyond

By about 35 minutes, Detroit figures to beat Cincinnati to the official unveiling of spring next week, further vengeance for Sparky Anderson. Beginning with Tiger and Riverfront, Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Chicago's Comiskey Park, all the old parks are lifting their faces for another baseball season (the older the better). In every one of them, the first pitch on Opening Day will be like the first horn on New Year's Eve.

Spring may not be the favorite season, and baseball may not be the finest game, but they are the only ones associated with renewal or love. The camps in Florida...

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