BOSTON (CBS) – Looking outside you would not know it, but Spring is right around the corner.

truck day 005 Its Red Sox Truck Day

Red Sox fans at Fenway Park to see the equipment truck off to Florida. (credit: Carl Stevens)

It all starts on Van Ness Street Tuesday afternoon.

That’s right, it is Red Sox Truck Day.

Why all the hype over an 18 wheeler? The equipment truck will load up all the team’s gear Tuesday morning and then make the 1,480-mile trip to the Red Sox Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. It is scheduled to ship off around Noon and arrive in Florida Thursday evening.

The truck will hold everything from bats and balls to golf clubs, and even toys for the player’s kids. Last year the feature item was a little red tricycle. Players can have the truck bring anything they cannot get to Fort Myers on their own.

It’s not just what is inside that gets all the attention. The symbolism that Spring Training is just days away is what really warms people up to “Truck Day.” Once Spring Training starts, the regular season is right around the corner.

Baseball means summer, and summer means no more snow.

WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi Reports from Fenway Park

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens from Fenway Park

Pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers Monday February 14th, with position players joining them on the 18th. The Red Sox first full workout is February 19th.

Carl Stevens’ Journal

WBZ’s Dan Roche will begin live reports from Florida starting February 15th on WBZ-TV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Comments (6)
  1. Charlie says:

    I want football back

  2. Soxfan in Beverly says:

    A sure sign that Spring cannot be far away….

  3. ChazzMac says:

    Spring ! Yeah… bring it on ! ! !

  4. Mike says:

    I read the article 3 times and didn’t see any reference to a flatbed.

  5. Robert Neil Going says:

    There were two trucks. Wally and the Red Sox ambassadors were on the flatbed.

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