A gentle breeze in the afternoon throwing forth a hint of the coming spring. There is a chill in the air, but that will soon be gone. No matter. The first sign of spring is upon us. The cracking of the ice on the pond? The first burst of buds on the pear trees outside my window? No. The joy that moves me in this moment is simply this: Pitchers and catchers for the St. Louis Cardinals report for sping training tomorrow.