Spring Training truck day presented by JetBlue scheduled for Monday
The departure of the Red Sox equipment truck for the club's Spring Training home at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, is scheduled for Monday, February 6. The truck will be loaded starting at 7 a.m. and is scheduled to leave Fenway Park for the 1,480-mile trip around noon.
The 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, his sister Tessie, and Fenway Ambassadors who will be handing out JetBlue collectable baseball card schedules filled with prizes and tossing soft Red Sox baseballs to fans.
For the 19th 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 signaling the unofficial start of Spring Training. JetBlue has been the presenting sponsor of the annual event since 2010. Moving services are provided by New England Household Moving & Storage.
All media outlets are welcome to cover the departure of the equipment truck and go live from Van Ness Street.