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It's truck day!

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  February 12, 2007 08:15 AM

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Truck Day

The truck that will carry Red Sox team equipment to spring training arrived outside of Fenway Park at 5:30 a.m. this morning (live photo above), and will depart for Fort Myers in an official ceremony at 1 p.m.

For fans who want to see it off, the truck will leave from the players’ parking lot entrance on Van Ness St., and will be followed in procession by Fenway Ambassadors, Red Sox staff, and Wally the Green Monster tossing gifts from a flat-bed truck.

Kevin Carson of New England Household Moving & Storage in Holliston is supervising the loading process.

“I love it,” said Carson about truck day. “It’s like Groundhog Day for two reasons: It’s the first rite of spring. And it’s the same every year, just like the movie.”

Don Barboza, who works on equipment for the Red Sox in addition to detailing players’ cars, said he is excited to be heading down to Florida with the team. Barboza arrived at the ballpark early and will accompany the team to Fort Myers.

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