Welcome to Surprise, everyone

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It's the day before pitchers and catchers report, meaning spring training really is here. Was it that long ago that Game 7 of the World Series ended?

We'll be here throughout spring to update you on the club's progress and give you a sense of how they are preparing for the 2012 season. We'll have some chats, blog entries, stories and columns the next six weeks as we count down to Opening Day.

So join us here on the ESPNDallas.com Texas Rangers blog and be sure and listen to ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM, the Rangers' flagship station, for constant Ranger talk.