At MLB clubhouses across the nation, the same scenario will be played out in the next few days: large trucks bearing lots of equipment will heading to Florida or Arizona, to be broken out for spring training. Yes, friends, it’s Truck Day!
At least for the Red Sox, who not only have made Truck Day an event, they’ve even sold naming rights to JetBlue. From the Red Sox:
The 2011 Spring Training Truck Day presented by JetBlue Airways is scheduled for Tuesday, February 8. The Red Sox equipment truck will depart Fenway Park for the 1,480-mile trip to the club’s Spring Training home in Fort Myers, Florida on Tuesday at approximately noon.
The equipment truck, which will depart from Fenway Park on Van Ness Street – adjacent to Gate D, will be led in procession by a flat-bed truck carrying Wally the Green Monster and Fenway Ambassadors who will be tossing soft Red Sox baseballs and JetBlue giveaways to fans.
All media outlets are welcome to cover the departure of the equipment truck and go live from Van Ness Street.
We are in sore need of Truck Day; the temperature endured by our dogs during their morning constitutional was -10. Next week: pitchers and catchers report.
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