Larry Stone: Arizona heat, baseball drills and rotten bananas: What I’ll miss most about spring training this year

Times reporter Ryan Divish has already been sending me screenshots of the temperature in Peoria, Arizona — a sunny 66 degrees at last check — and you know what? It doesn’t bother me too much. Gloating over the beautiful weather to the poor souls back home stuck in the rain, snow and/or cold is one of the perks of covering spring training. And I happily embraced it for more than three decades. In other words, I deserve a little schadenfreude. So Ryan’s playful jabs didn’t make me bitter; just a little nostalgic. OK, a LOT nostalgic. For the first time since 1986 — an uninterrupted 34-year span,…

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