Early Spring Ahead

Grady Little came out from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, in Punxsutawney, Pa. The Groundhog Club said Grady saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.
(BDD Photo Illustration)

Grady Little Did Not See His Shadow This Morning
So Winter Will Be Winding Down Soon

To the relief of winter-weary Red Sox fans, Boston's most famous over-matched manager predicted an early spring today.

Grady Little emerged just after dawn on Groundhog Day to make his 125th annual weather forecast in front of a smaller-than-usual crowd who braved muddy, icy conditions to hear the 2003 Game 7 goat reveal that he had not seen his shadow.

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