Another sign of spring: Truck Day!

Truck Day 2016, Texas Rangers

We are in the midst of Major League Baseball teams sending their gear and supplies to spring-training camps, as many teams mark the beginning of the spring season with Truck Day celebrations.

There’s no official Truck Day in MLB, as teams mark the occasion on their own with press announcement, some sort of celebration and more. The Texas Rangers celebrated Truck Day on Feb. 2, shipping 80 cases of baseballs, uniforms, pitching machines, helmets, batting gloves, the obligatory sunflower seeds and more to the Surprise spring-training complex. The Cleveland Indians have baseballs shipped directly to their Goodyear complex, but they ship water to Arizona — some 11 pallets worth, as the team fills up two trucks. And the Chicago White Sox not only shipped out equipment for spring training, but for the team’s opening series as well.

The Boston Red Sox have traditionally made the biggest fuss about Truck Day — even selling naming rights to JetBlue. This year’s Red Sox Truck Day is Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Image courtesy Texas Rangers.

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