BOSTON, MA – The departure of the Red Sox equipment truck for the club's Spring Training home in Fort Myers, Florida, is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, February 8. The truck will be loaded starting at 7 a.m. and is scheduled to leave Fenway Park for the 1,480-mile trip around 10 a.m. Additionally, the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies will be on display for fans in the Red Sox ticket office located on the corner of Yawkey Way and Brookline Avenue from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Boston Red SoxThe equipment truck, which will depart from Fenway Park on Van Ness Street (adjacent to Gate D), will be led by a flat-bed truck carrying Wally the Green Monster and Fenway Ambassadors who will be tossing soft Red Sox baseballs to fans.

For the 16th straight year, 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

The celebration of Truck Day has been a Red Sox tradition since 2003. It signals the unofficial start of Spring Training. All media outlets are welcome to cover the departure of the equipment truck and go live from Van Ness Street.

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