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And The Trucks Depart For Spring Training

We’re at the unofficial start of spring training 2020, as MLB teams mark Truck Day and start sending equipment trucks from their home bases to their spring-training camps.

Yesterday, for example, the Von Paris Moving & Storage truck carrying Orioles equipment departed from Oriole Park to Ed Smith Stadium, as did the Cleveland Indians truck departing for Goodyear, AZ. The truck will travel 1,000 miles before arriving in Sarasota, where pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Tuesday, February 11. Every team sends a truck to spring training with vital supplies: uniforms, bats, and bubble gum, among other provisions. Monday sees Truck Day for the Boston Red Sox, who will ship the following to JetBlue Park:

his will be the 24th straight year that Milford native Al Hartz will drive the 53-foot truck, which will carry an assortment of baseball equipment and supplies, including:

• 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

Image courtesy Cleveland Indians.


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