February marks the start of spring training for Major League Baseball. My beloved Giants are preparing for the grind of another season. For the last twelve years I’ve been able to watch or listen to a majority of their games. There is something about the rhythm of a baseball game that I find relaxing especially during spring training. Knowing that the Arizona sun heats the ballpark to warm but comfortable temperatures brings a smile to my face. The anticipation of another season, the hope of another playoff run, shapes my mood.So, thank you baseball for a shot of optimism.