Position players are already wandering in - Chone Figgins seems to live in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse - and by mid-afternoon they'll be taking physicals or singing 'Happy Birthday' to Don Wakamatsu.
By design or simple good fortune, Milton Bradley's first day on campus may be a bit easier for him, if only because most of the media focus will be on Ichiro's arrival.
Yes, it's still raining, and for the third consecutive day coach Ty VanBurkleo's best-laid plans will have to be altered for wet grounds.
When everyone shows up for the first workout tomorrow, hitters will stand in the batting cages against pitchers who are scheduled to throw - but it won't be batting practice.
"We're going to have the hitters just track the pitches on Day One, let them see live pitching before they have to hit it," manager Wakamatsu said. "They'll hit against coaches after facing the pitchers."
New coach Mike Brumley, who'll run infield drills, will finally have someone to work with other than pitchers - he also designed many of the pitching fielding practice routines the team has been using.
Not much will be happening today unless you factor in the noise element. With Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Sweeney, Figgins in a clubhouse with the full squad, it figures to get happy.