Truck Day is the day celebrated each year by the fans of the Boston Red Sox Baseball Team as the “official” start of the new baseball season. It is the day that the team’s equipment truck begins its journey from Fenway Park in Boston to Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, Florida for the start of Spring Training.
Truck Day 2019 is today, Monday, February 4.
Starting at 7:00 am, the 53-foot-long truck will be loaded with a wide assortment of essential baseball supplies and equipment including:
- 20,400 baseballs
- 1,100 baseball bats
- 160 white game jerseys
- 400 t-shirts
- 400 pairs of socks
- 20 cases of bubble gum
- 60 cases of sunflower seeds
The truck will be driven on its 1,480-mile trip for the 21st consecutive year by Mr. Al Hartz of Milford, Massachusetts. Participants in this year’s event will include the team’s mascots Wally the Green Monster and his sister Tessie.
All fans and media outlets are invited to join in on the celebration.
One of these years, I hope to be there myself.
Meanwhile, the new schedule is printed and ready to hang on the front of the fridge…
…and I’ll keep singing…
Go Red Sox! Do it again!