Friday, February 06, 2009

Truckin' to FLA

That day have arrived, the annual harbinger of spring. It has nothing to do with groundhogs or birds or anything like that. It is Truck Day in Red Sox Nation. It is the equivalent of New Year's Day for the rest of the world. This is the day when the Red Sox bring an 18-wheeler to Fenway Park and load it up with all kinds of equipment for a 1467-mile journey to their spring training home in Ft. Myers, Florida.

On a related note, I had the misfortune to have on Mike Francesa's show on the radio yesterday, and he basically bad-mouthed the day pitchers and catchers report, saying it was a nothing thing. He just doesn't get it. Like Truck Day, the day pitchers and catchers report (next Thursday) is a jump off point, a day to look forward to bigger and better things. Fatso will just never get it.

Back to Truck Day, the Truck (pictured above at Fenway as the sun was rising) will depart this afternoon and be in Ft. Myers by late Sunday. Here is the route the Truck will be taking down the eastern seaboard, and more about the day from the Boston Globe.

Spring is on the way...

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