For those who’ve never heard of Truck Day, it’s that harbinger of warmer weather when Major League Baseball teams load up fleets of trucks with equipment and other player essentials and head off to Spring Training.
How do you know spring is coming? No, forget about the groundhogs (they’re untrustworthy at the very best). This year, it’s all about ground transportation. We know that it’s about to get warmer because at long last, it’s Truck Day.
No, Truck Day doesn’t mean that we wait for Mack from “Cars” to see his shadow. It’s the day when MLB teams load their equipment onto trucks that are headed to Spring Training. From MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian:
“We have two 53-footers here that are going to be transporting all of the baseball equipment down for the start of Spring Training,” said Indians home clubhouse and equipment manager Tony Amato. “I know it’s a big day for Cleveland fans to have a sign of spring coming. With the weather and everything, I think it’s great for everyone here.”
And it’s very important equipment.
Everyone’s getting packed: The #Athletics equipment truck departs Oakland for Mesa, Arizona today. The season is almost here! #GreenCollar.
Indians equipment manager Tony Amato is joined by truck driver Ed Fisher as they finish packing up the trucks for Spring Training