Friday, February 12, 2010

Truck Day!

In what is an uniquely Boston (and therefore New England) tradition*, today is Truck Day. That is the day that the Sox load up all their equipment from Fenway and head on down to Fort Myers to start Spring Training. Or as we like to call it, Life Returning To Normal.


How seriously do we take Truck Day? Very.


The truck arrived at Fenway Park this morning just after 6:30 a.m. and the packing began at around 7:00 a.m. with a crew of seven workers. The temperature was in the mid-20s, but it's bright and sunny, just like the place the truck is headed.


The truck will depart from Fenway around noon.


Yes, we get a schedule for the truck so we can watch it when it leaves. And you can peruse the photo gallery as well. Because nothing says "baseball" like 20 different pictures of a stationary moving truck.


But more importantly, now we know that pitchers and catchers report in less than a week. And that the first full-squad workout is in less than two weeks.


I missed you, baseball. Welcome back.


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* Fairfield County in CT is excluded from this tradition. That whole bunch of New York wannabees can go cram it with walnuts.

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