Happy Truck Day 2021

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Contrived? Well...yeah. Maybe just a little bit.

A welcome sight? Absolutely!

Photo courtesy of Boston CBS Local

Following a COVID-shortened season, a contentious political election, and...oh yeah...a global pandemic, the appearance of a big moving van outside Fenway Park for the team's annual Truck Day is a sign that spring is on the horizon.

The truck is scheduled to leave today at 2 PM for the nearly 1500 mile trip from Boston to Fort Myers, Florida.

In years past, fans would show up at Fenway but given the ongoing pandemic, the Red Sox management asked that fans refrain from attending this year. And let's be real - how exciting is it to watch a moving van being filled?

Among the contents this year - 
  • 20,400 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
As for real baseball activity, Red Sox pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on February 17 and the full squad will hold its first workout on February 22nd. The first spring training game is set for February 27th against the Pirates.

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