Tuesday, February 5, 2019
MLB's 'Truck Day' -Surest Sign of Spring
by Harry Cummins
Forget the groundhogs and red robins.
The real harbingers of better days ahead just pulled away yesterday from major league baseball stadiums all across America. It was the annual 'Truck Day' where all MLB clubs, in unison, load up vans full of equipment and head toward their team's respective spring training destinations in Arizona and Florida
For the world-champion Red Sox, it meant steering their massive vehicle south toward Ft Myers, while navigating Boston city streets still clustered with celebrating Patriots fans.
Why is Truck Day the absolute best "holiday" of the year? Let me count the ways by describing the contents carefully selected to go inside Boston's 53 foot-long ark of renewal:
200 batting gloves
200 batting helmets
320 BP tops
300 pairs of pants
400 pairs of socks
20 cases of bubble gum
60 cases of sunflower seeds
The hopes of a hungry baseball nation are once again in motion.