Baseball season is almost here. Pitchers and catchers for Major League Baseball teams begin reporting for spring training next week.
|The Cleveland Indians' equipment truck is loaded with bats,|
balls, and other equipment on "Truck Day" before leaving
on a 2,000-mile journey to Goodyear, Ariz.
If you’re a baseball lover like me, you can almost hear the crack of the bat and taste the hot dogs.
But let’s not forget the role tractor-trailers play in helping the baseball season get started.
This week, most MLB teams are celebrating the annual tradition of “Truck Day,” when 18-wheelers are loaded with equipment before leaving for either Arizona or Florida to begin spring training.
According to MLB.com, the Cleveland Indians loaded two 53-foot trailers with bats, balls, bikes, golf clubs, exercise equipment, bottled water, sunflower seeds and stadium mustard. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Texas Rangers were hauling nearly 6,000 new baseballs, six pitching machines and fun items for the players, such as Sony PlayStations and dominoes.