Live in the colder states and head to spring training and you're dubbed a snow bird. Here in the Northwest, we're more like water fowl.
Still, you can dream of Arizona and sunshine and baseball, and if you're considering a spring training visit with the Seattle Mariners, their spring schedule has been released.
Want to know when the games are played - and which ones will be at home in Peoria Stadium - and here's an MLB.com list of Mariners games.
And if you can't wait for March and those games, the team will begin working out on Feb. 18 in Peoria, with pitchers and catchers first, then position players coming in four or five days later.
Those 10 days of work give fans a chance to watch up close and personal, get a few autographs and - with luck - see the sun.