It has been 209 days since Portland's Brandon Moss sent that 3-0 pitch from Scott Patterson flying over the right field wall at Hadlock Field to end the Thunder's 2006 season in heartbreaking fashion.
In a few hours, it will begin anew. The spring training drills are over. It's time to get another season started.
I plan to blog frequently during the course of the game, starting after I get to the park. Be sure to check back this afternoon and evening.