When you've been socked in for weeks with 6 or 7 feet of snow, you might seize any opportunity to celebrate. And that certainly was the case Feb. 12 in Boston, where raucous Red Sox fans packed the streets around Fenway Park to do little more than wave goodbye to a truck -- a truck filled with baseball equipment, bound for Fort Myers, Florida, where the Red Sox will open camp Feb. 20.
Boston.com reported, "From bubble gum to baseball pants, the Red Sox squeeze just about every item they could possibly need into a 53-foot equipment truck that will make the 1,480-mile trek." The site captured the details in an infographic:
And there's no better way to say goodbye to a truck than with a rousing chorus of "Sweet Caroline."
The Boston Globe profiled the man who's been driving the moving van, Al Hartz of Atlas Van Lines, every year since 1998. Here's the money quote: "On occasion when I’m driving, people will recognize the truck and pull out their cellphones and take pictures. But not when I go through the Bronx — I get some thumbs down."