Spring Training Equipment #TruckDay at Miller Park Means Baseball Is Right Around the Corner
With that pesky groundhog predicting six more weeks of winter, it is easy for us Wisconsinites to get a case of severe cabin fever.
But one sign that Old Man Winter is on his way out is the annual packing of the Brewers equipment truck for Spring Training.
What was once a simple job, is now an event that is the unofficial start to Spring Training and an event that has everyone thinking Brewers Baseball. Equipment Manager Jason Shawger and Manager of Team Travel and Clubhouse Operations Matt Smith and their staff have planned this day for months, working on inventory of equipment and organizing all the gear to make sure today’s pack goes without a hitch.
The truck is leaving Miller Park today, packed full with everything the Brewers will need to run the operation at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.
This morning, the Brewers mascots were on hand to help with the loading process, which includes 20,000 pounds of equipment, totaling over 15,000 pieces.
The truck is scheduled to arrive in Phoenix on Friday and will be unpacked Saturday. Pitchers and catchers report to camp Friday, February 19 and the first official workout is Thursday, February 25. Soon enough, the pictures on this blog and the rest of our social media channels be showing Brewers players at camp, working out. Green grass and sunshine are just around the corner.