Month: February 2016

Pack the truck up

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If you’re a baseball fan living in a part of the county where you regularly are shoveling your way out of inches and inches (if not feet) of snow, I don’t have to remind you of those seven little words that somehow make the blinding snow, the snot-freezing temperatures and the aching backs slip away from our minds: Pitchers and catchers report for spring training.

It happens this week, some as early as Wednesday.

Last week, many teams, if not all of them, made and posted videos online of crews loading trunks of bats, balls, uniforms and everything else needed for six weeks of training onto large trucks for journeys to warmer days in Florida and Arizona. In the Yankees video, you can see the snow falling on a cold day in the Bronx.