Truck Day 2021 Goes On Amid Pandemic

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Truck Day is the first annual signal that spring – and Spring Training -- is on the way. The tradition marks the departure of the Red Sox equipment Truck to Ft. Myers, Florida, where the Sox hold spring training.

The event usually draws a crowd of Sox faithful, but the Red Sox organization warned fans not to attend this year’s sendoff amid Covid concerns.

Instead, the Red Sox encouraged fans to watch a live-streamed version.

Truck Day has been a yearly event since 2003 – the same truck driver, Al Hartz of Milford, has driven the truck down for 23 years.

Among the equipment in the truck were more than 20,000 baseballs, 20 cases of bubble gum, and 60 cases of sunflower seeds.

WBZ’s Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports:

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