2.08.2011

truck day!


What is this truck, you ask, and why does it warm the hearts of Red Sox fans the world over?

This truck, my friends, is the first harbinger of spring. It leaves Fenway Park in the depths of coldest winter and makes its way to Ft. Myers, Florida, carrying equipment, along with our pre-season hopes and dreams. If there's one good thing that can be said about Florida, it's that soon The Truck will be there.

Once The Truck leaves, we know it can't be long.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Yay!

allan said...

It is on!

impudent strumpet said...

What's all in the truck? I'm trying to picture what a baseball team needs that takes up that much space - bats, balls, uniforms...what's in there that's so big?

laura k said...

Along with tons of bats, balls and unis, I'm guessing it carries equipment for the training and workout rooms.

Maybe also backstops (the thing behind the catcher), pitching machines for batting-practice cages, this big screen-like thing they put up so the batting-practice pitcher doesn't get killed (don't know what that's called).

Maybe some front-office equipment, like office-type things, computers, stuff for ticket sales. Maybe merchandise to sell at spring training games.

Illegal immigrants to work during spring training? No, probably not. They probably recruit them in Florida. (JK)

I don't know how much of a permanent base the team keeps in Florida. Anyone?

M@ said...

I came across some baseball trivia today and this seemed like the right place to leave it.

Even if you didn't see/like the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, I think you'll agree this is kinda cool.

laura k said...

Ferris Bueller *and* Baseball Prospectus on wmtc?! What a treat!