The countdown is on


BRADENTON, Fla — Two days into spring training, and already I’m eager for the season to get under way.

I don’t mind being able to slip into shorts every day and going to work under sunny skies. And there are plenty worse jobs out there than lobbing questions at ballplayers.

And yet …

It won’t be long before the Every-Day-Is-Tuesday effect kicks in. The same routine, same schedule, blah blah blah every day.

I miss making breakfast for my kids. I miss the Junker and Crow show on the radio. I miss pierogies. I miss my XM Radio (the tuner has 10 presets, but all I really need are XM175 Home Plate and XM44 Fred).

In other words, I’m counting down the days until the home opener at PNC Park.