PITCHERS AND CATCHERS FEB. 17: PHILS START SPRING TRAINING TREK!

By Bobby Paul

Tomorrow is truck day for the Phillies.

Which means that Old Dominion Freight Line will be packing up items at Citizens Bank Park and heading south to move the Phillies to spring training at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla.

Items that will be loaded onto the trailers include several masks and plenty of sanitizer for players and front office staff, as well as 10,000 POWERADE cups; 2,400 baseballs; 2,000 short and long sleeve shirts; 1,200 bats; 900 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; and six bikes.

Once the final item is loaded, the truck will then travel 1,058 miles, passing through eight states, before being unloaded at its final destination of Spectrum Field on Thursday, February 11 — just six days before the first official workout for Phillies pitchers and catchers on Wednesday, February 17.

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