Phillies’ Spring Training 2020 Near Amid ‘Truck Day’ Sendoff

<> at Bright House Field on March 9, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida.
<> at Bright House Field on March 9, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida. /

‘Truck Day’ has arrived, meaning the Phillies’ Spring Training 2020 slate under new manager Joe Girardi is just days away.

With the first official workout for Philadelphia Phillies pitchers and catchers just three days away, the team is “gearing up” for the 2020 Grapefruit League season with their “Truck Day” sendoff later today, Friday, February 7.

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The Phillies will pack up the clubhouse and load thousands of supplies they will need over the next few weeks onto their equipment truck, which will then embark on its eight-state, 1,058-mile trek to Clearwater, Florida.

Supplies to be loaded on the truck include:

  • 10,000 12 oz. POWERADE cups
  • 2,400 baseballs
  • 2,000 short and long sleeve shirts
  • 1,200 bats
  • 900 pairs of socks
  • 600 pairs of pants
  • 600 batting practice hats
  • 350 pairs of shorts
  • 300 batting gloves
  • 250 batting practice tops
  • 200 fleeces
  • 200 light jackets
  • 140 batting helmets
  • 125 leather and elastic belts
  • 75 pairs of assorted spike, plastic and turf shoes
  • 40 heavy jackets
  • 20 coolers and a half pallet of POWERADE mix
  • 12 sets of golf clubs
  • 6 bikes
  • 1 Phanatic hot dog launcher

Fans are invited to attend the noon sendoff on Citizens Bank Way at Citizens Bank Park, with special guests including public address announcer Dan Baker, Phillies Ballgirls, and local sports mascots. The Phillie Phanatic will lead the truck down Citizens Bank Way. After, fans are invited back to the New Era Team Store for food and beverages, a 20% merchandise sale, as well as 1980 and 2008 World Series trophy photo ops.

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The truck will arrive and be unloaded in Clearwater this Sunday, February 9. The Phillies’ first home game at Spectrum Field will take place on Sunday, February 23, opposite the Pittsburgh Pirates.