BOSTON -- As light snow fell outside Fenway Park on Van Ness Street on Wednesday morning, the early spring forecasted last week by Punxsutawney Phil seemed anything but imminent. And yet, for the die-hard fans assembled to watch the Red Sox's equipment truck get loaded up for the 1,470-mile trek to the team's Spring Training facility in Fort Myers, Fla., spring has officially sprung.
"It's the first day of spring," said Linda Collins of Charlton, Mass., who has attended Truck Day several times with her husband, Harry. "I can't wait for baseball season. This is the first sign of hope."
Aaron Leibowitz is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.