Today is “truck day” in Boston. It’s the day all the Red Sox equipment leaves Fenway Park, and heads south to Fort Meyers, Florida for spring training.
Rhode Island Public Radio sports commentator Mike Szostak says after a dismal last season, this year’s truck day might be especially hopeful for fans. “Well it probably has special significance coming after last year’s last place finish, because it’s the beginning of the turnaround. So I think that’s another reason why the Red Sox, as well as their fans are eager to see that truck head south to Fort Meyers.”
He added that, for many, it’s reminder that spring and baseball season is on the way. “It’s a feeling of anticipation, not only of nicer weather, but it’s the anticipation of a new season, a new beginning, and I would love to see video of the truck pulling out this year. There’ll be nobody gladder than that truck driver to get out of the city,” said Szostak.
The AP reports the truck's haul includes 20,400 baseballs, 1,100 bats, 400 pairs of socks, 20 cases of bubble gum and 60 cases of sunflower seeds.
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