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Truck day is here!

The Tigers (equipment) is Lakeland bound.

Pittsburgh Pirates v Detroit Tigers Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

With the Super Bowl done, it’s time to switch gears and start looking forward to the most important event of the year: the start of baseball season.

Over the past week, teams across the country have been loading up big semi trucks with all the equipment the players could possibly need, everything from thousands of baseballs, to dozens of crisp white jerseys, and apparently in the case of the Detroit Tigers... some bikes?

Naturally, Tigers mascot Paws was on site to help with the packing. As a side note, does anyone know where I can get that Olde English D carpeting? I have a front landing that needs some new carpet. reporter Jason Beck was in the clubhouse to capture all the fun of Truck Day, and shared some of these gems on his Twitter feed.

Gotta keep those home whites white...

Aside from an opportunity to help Paws burn off steam, Truck Day is a sure sign that spring training is just around the corner. With the truck headed off to Lakeland, and many players already headed to Florida, it will only be eight more days before pitchers and catchers report for the 2019 season, and not long after that when we start to see games.

You can say all you want that spring training games don’t matter, but after Polar Vortex 2019, I’d argue any and all baseball activity matters very much.