Hold the Drum and Beat the Phone

Saturday, February 23 2013 @ 12:51 AM EST

Contributed by: Alex Obal

My right shoulder is so restless it hurts, I'm giving Yahoo's fantasy baseball pages ten thousand hits a day, and my marginal utility from hearing "Centerfield" has been above zero for weeks now. That can only mean one thing. It's time for spring training baseball!

The Jays begin their Grapefruit League season today. They'll head to Lakeland to take on the juggernaut Tigers, who are 1-0 on the spring, having won their opener yesterday, a hard-fought 2-1 duel against Atlanta. Brandon Morrow gets the ball for the Jays. For Detroit, Anibal Sanchez will make his first start as the proud owner of an $80-million contract.

Today's game is on Sportsnet, the Fan, and mlb.tv for us members of the Blue Jays Diaspora living abroad. To celebrate, here's a fresh thread.