Happy first day of Spring Training to all of you. Most years I like to celebrate the first day of Spring Training just a little. In the past, I've gone as far as creating a hybrid flash card/greeting card that acted as a slide guide to help my lady learn new Phillies players' names.
This year, luck would have it that the first day of Phillies spring training landed on Valentine's Day. So, I purchased a box of chocolates printed to look like a baseball for my lady, among other things, to recognize the joint occasion. My beautiful Valentine girl was thoughtful enough to realize the dates coincided as well, and she purchased a lovely box of baseball cards for me, as a gift. We are having a lovely day together, so far, and we are about to head out for a wonderful date.
Let this be a lesson to all you phans out there. Romance is not dead. When all else fails, think (baseball) diamonds!