Apparently, today is a day to celebrate! Today is known as Truck Day! It is the day the Red Sox officially finish packing up the truck and head down to Florida for spring training. I didn’t even realize this was a big deal – but I’ve seen quite a few news articles on this already today, so it must be something worth mentioning here!
Here’s the general idea: the Red Sox staff loads up a truck full of gear and equipment in less than two days. It’s driven straight to Florida, where it’s set to arrive on Thursday. The players report on Sunday for the beginning of spring training. Fans and media are invited to the official send off of the truck – and Wally and other Red Sox staff give away swag to those in attendance. Not a bad way to get fans excited about an upcoming season – especially one that is already being hyped up as “So Good, So Good, So Good”!
Be sure to check out the Boston Globe’s photo gallery of the event: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/2011/02_08_truckday/
For more information on Truck Day, check out ESPN’s blog: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/red-sox/post/_/id/7888/rite-of-spring-training-happy-truck-day
And on a more important note: Go Sox!