coaches Jonathon Grattan, left, and Kendall Snyder, right, of the Seminoles, give their team last minute instructions before taking the field for their game against the Hurricanes, held at Morgan Falls Baseball Park.

The calendar and the occasional cold snap may seem to deny it, but we know spring is here. How can we tell? Baseball is back.

Youth baseball leagues scattered around Buckhead, Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs are on the field, preparing for a new season. Most leagues will hold formal Opening Day ceremonies during the next couple of weeks.