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Published: Saturday, 4/6/2013

Crack of bat blasts in spring more than the calendar

BY MATT THOMPSON
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Hearing the ping of the softball bat hitting a ball this week made me realize something.

It is spring.

I'm sorry March 20, but you mean nothing to me regarding when spring is here. I realized Tuesday evening, albeit it extremely chilly while I was at Perrysburg High School watching the Yellow Jackets girls varsity softball team face Columbus DeSales. 

"Did you see the tag?" DeSales coach Julie Barber asked the first base umpire as she stepped on the to field of play.

There was frustrated coaches, strikeouts, and sunflower seeds - sadly none for me - which meant one thing to me: spring.

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