CHICAGO (CBS) — As Chicago slips and slides through ice and snow, stop for a moment and listen to this sound, this beautiful sound of a baseball.

Listen to the snap of a ball in a catcher’s mitt, the crunch of the spikes in the dirt. Yes, as Megan Mawicke reports, pitchers and catcher are in Arizona for spring training.

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Pitcher Yu Darvish, hoping to come back from an injury-filled 2018 season, was out throwing–along with Kyle Hendricks:

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It’s sunny, but not quite as warm as one might like in Arizona this morning. Players were in a few layers as they warmed up in the chilly desert air.

However, baseball is back. Opening day is March 28 on the road against the Texas Rangers.

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Baseball returns to Wrigley Field on April 8 against the Pirates.