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It's Truck Day, Red Sox Nation!

The Red Sox equipment truck is packed with gear and ready for its annual trip south. Twitter/@RedSox

In an annual rite of spring (training) in wintry New England, the equipment truck carrying the Boston Red Sox's spring training gear the 1,480 miles from Fenway Park to Fort Myers, Florida, departs Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Red Sox, the 18-wheeler will carry the following gear to Fenway South:

  • 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

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Red Sox pitchers and catchers are due to report to spring training on Feb. 18, though some have already arrived.