BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - Truck Day typically marks the unofficial start of spring, but this year as Red Sox fans gather around Fenway, so will the freezing temperatures.
Everything a Red Sox player might need, from baseballs to bubble gum will be loaded onto the equipment truck on Jersey Street and leave Fenway for the 1,480 mile trip to the club's Spring Training home at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.
The 53-foot truck will be filled with an assortment of baseball equipment and supplies including:
- 20,4000 baseballs
- 1,100 bats
- 200 batting gloves
- 200 batting helmets
- 320 batting practice tops
- 160 white game jerseys
- 300 pairs of pants
- 400 t-shirts
- 400 pairs of socks
- 20 cases of bubble gum
- 60 cases of sunflower seeds
This year, Wally the Green Monster, his sister Tessie, and Fenway Ambassadors will ride in a flat-bed truck, leading the truck, full of supplies, around the Fenway area. The group will toss soft Red Sox baseballs to fans.
Truck Day has been a Red Sox tradition since 2003.
WBZ's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports