Here’s what the Red Sox packed for Truck Day

The Red Sox equipment truck leaves for Florida in February 2015.
The Red Sox equipment truck leaves for Florida in February 2015. –The Boston Globe

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The Red Sox have a list, and they’re checking it twice.

No, it’s not Christmas at Fenway. But it is an occasion that baseball fans look forward to every winter in New England.

It’s Truck Day, the unofficial start to spring training.

The Red Sox’ equipment truck is scheduled to depart from Fenway Park on Wednesday around noon for the team’s spring training home in Fort Myers, Florida. Starting at 7 a.m., the 53-foot truck will be loaded with more than 23,000 items, ranging from baseballs to bubble gum, for its annual 1,480-mile trip.

Here is the list of what will be loaded onto the truck, accoring to the team:

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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

Fans won’t have to wait too long after Truck Day until they can see the Red Sox on the field in Florida. Pitchers and catchers will have their first full workout on Feb. 19, followed by the first full squad workout on Feb. 24. The Sox will play exhibition games against Boston College and Northeastern on Feb. 29, and then begin their Grapefruit League schedule on March 2.

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