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Spring is finally here...

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[MARCH 29, 2004]  And not a second too soon! After last week, I needed the arrival of spring. I know I should just be happy with Illinois' exciting and thrilling season, but I wanted more. I always go through withdrawal pains when it's over because I know how long it will be before it is back. Baseball is great. Golf is awesome. And all the other spring and summer sports are good too. However, for me, nothing takes the place of college basketball… especially Illini basketball.

But I digress. I really can't talk about it yet. Maybe I will be able to in a couple of weeks.

At least it's a very sunny and beautiful day today. Even that can't last. It's supposed to get back into the 40s the next few days. Go figure.

At least baseball can deaden the blow for a while.

Cub fans have to be worried. Just when they thought all systems were go to potentially reach their first World Series in decades, their ace Mark Prior goes down, and the games he's scheduled to miss keep increasing. On top of that, the Cardinals are already red-hot and smokin'! Whether they win any games during the regular season remains to be seen. Houston's still trying to lure other baseball fossils out of retirement. A rumor had them tracking Jose Canseco the other day. College and high school teams have already taken the field.


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But even baseball, spring and sunny weather aren't making me feel any better today. I may have to do the unthinkable -- every man's nightmare -- I may have to call my doctor.

[LDN staff]

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