There are lots of blogs that have little counters that tell you how many days there are til Spring Training.
I use q-tips.
2 a day, in fact.
I do this thing where I take how many days until Spring Training, multiply it by two q-tips, and put them in this metal q-tip holder thingy we got at Target, and then use two a day.
Amazingly, this handy device does the count-down automatically as you use the q-tips!
If you wanted to start this today in fact... it's about 68 days til pitchers and catchers report.
(I went to the "important dates" on MLB.com, and they don't have it listed but usually it's about Feb 14.)
So you'd take the 68 days until, times two is 136 q-tips, put em in a holder thing and start using 2 a day.
You can modify it to your own bathroom habits, like if you use four a day or two a week or whatever.
It's simple, but you must be diligent.
Now I admit, once the q-tip counter-downer is started, you won't get an exact daily count as much as a "feel" for how many days are left until it's pretty close.
Unless you actually counted them.
But I like the lo-techiness of it, and it's got an added bonus: if you've got a Cub Buddy with ears that are...not so clean, it's a pretty awesome Holiday gift.
It's a travel day for me.
This post is actually from 2007, but since I updated the dates it's amazingly relevant even today!