Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter but a sure sign of spring is here.
The Red Sox equipment truck left Boston Friday, bound to make the nearly 1,500-mile road trip down to the team’s Spring Training facilities in Fort Myers, Florida.
The 53-foot truck will carry a load of equipment that includes:
- 20,400 baseballs
- 1,100 bats
- 200 batting gloves
- 200 batting helmets
- 320 Batting Practice tops
- 160 white game jerseys
- 300 pairs of pants
- 400 t-shirts
- 400 pairs of socks
- 20 cases of bubble gum
- 60 cases of sunflower seeds
The celebration of Truck Day has been a Red Sox tradition since 2003 and signals the unofficial start of Spring Training.
The truck departed Fenway Park led by a flatbed truck carrying Wally the Green Monster and his sister Tessie tossing soft baseballs to fans.
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