While most of the country is focused in on the amazing comeback that the New England Patriots made last night while defeating the Atlantic Falcons in Super Bowl 51, baseball fans are more excited about the fact that today’s truck day for the Boston Red Sox.
Officials from the organization are loading up a 53 foot truck with all sorts of equipment outside of Fenway Park before making the almost 1500 mile trip to the Red Sox’s Spring Training home in Fort Meyers.
Fans can gather outside of Fenway on Van Ness Street near gate D as crews will start loading the truck at 7am with:
200 batting gloves
200 batting helmets
320 Batting Practice tops
160 white game jerseys
300 pairs of pants
400 pairs of socks
20 cases of bubble gum
60 cases of sunflower seeds
Of course this is all in lead up to pitchers and catchers officially reporting to Fort Meyers on Valentine’s Day (February 14). While the first full squad workout will be on February 17, there’s apparently already several players including Rick Porcello and David Price down at the facilities getting in some work.