Friday, February 06, 2009
Truck Day! The one true sign of spring. Or, at least, a sign that things are moving in a generally spring-ish direction. The weather today was not really in a spring frame of mind, but a small, determined, bundled-up group of fans (most of them clutching cameras) huddled around the back of the truck behind Fenway this afternoon.
A small, chilly, but appropriately attired fan.
Johnny Pesky made a brief appearance to speak to the media and send the truck off properly. He shook his head when asked if he was heading down with the truck. "Too many people," he said, adding that he'd join up with the Sox in Fort Myers a little closer to the official start of Spring Training.
Truck Day is not much of an event in and of itself, of course; it's the symbolism of Truck Day that Red Sox Nation so adores. It means baseball is officially On the Way to Starting, and since we're all baseball-starved obsessive freaks out here, On the Way to Starting is something we take seriously. Even when it's really cold out and there are lots of other, warmer things to do at 1 pm in the city.
At least there was sun?
Happy Truck Day, kids and kittens!
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