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:
200 batting gloves
200 batting helmets
320 batting practice tops
160 white game jerseys
300 pairs of pants
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.