Truck Day 2012 is finally here! It's the unofficial start of the new Boston Red Sox season, featuring a sendoff of epic proportions on Saturday at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.
Event: Truck Day 2012, annual sendoff of the supplies truck to Fort Myers, Florida.
Date/Time: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Fans gather throughout the morning, but the majority of people have shown up one hour before the truck departs at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Location: Fenway Park, Boston, MA. Outside of park on Van Ness Street.
Broadcast Info: We wish there was a live play-by-play broadcast from Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy, alas, there is not. Still, there should be plenty of footage, interviews and maybe even some live shots from Truck Day on the local newscasts.
Weather Forecast: Snowfall, about two to four inches. 100 percent chance of snow. High of 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Winds out of the NNE at approximately 13 miles per hour. Via The Weather Channel, "Snow likely. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Snow accumulating 2 to 4 inches."
Description: Truck Day is a magical holiday when Red Sox fans from far and wide gather to watch movers load up a truck with bats, baseballs and other supplies before it begins a 1,480 mile drive from Fenway Park in Boston, MA to JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, the new spring training home of the Sox. While the truck won't leave until noon, fans begin to trickle in throughout the morning to watch and cheer on the Red Sox. Usually, the Red Sox public relations staff is on hand, giving away Truck Day hats (trucker style, of course) and other fun souvenirs. Come down and join the fun!
Our Coverage: Out own Gethin Coolbaugh will be reporting live from Truck Day on Saturday, bringing you pictures, news updates, interviews and more from the scene. Follow him @GethinCoolbaugh on Twitter for live Truck Day updates.
Prediction: Well, we're used to giving a game prediction here. In light of that, we predict that fans who attend will have a fun time catching spring fever and gearing up for another great season of Red Sox baseball. Sounds good to everyone? Alright then. Let's go Sox!