Forget the ground hog. If you want an indication that spring is on its way, listen for the iconic voice of Ernie Harwell as he recites The Voice of the Turtle. It's a tradition in Detroit that signals the melting of snow and the promise of spring.
The Voice of the Turtle
For, lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of the singing of birds is come,
And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
p.s. Today I listened to the Tigers vs. Mets live from Lakeland and it was FABULOUS.