For many people — at least those who love baseball above all other sports — the conclusion of the Super Bowl can mean only one thing: baseball season has arrived.
In the case of the Detroit Tigers, they took this change in sporting seasons very seriously, and the Monday following the big game was their annual Truck Day. For those who aren’t aware of this, the best moment in all of winter, Truck Day is a sure sign that baseball is right around the corner. It is the day where the Tigers clubhouse and equipment managers, with some help from a certain beloved mascot, load up a semi truck with all the bats, balls, uniforms, and other accoutrement needed to take the team successfully through spring training.
Basically, it’s loading up your car the night before an epic road trip, and it’s one of my favorite times before pitchers and catchers report, because it’s a sure sign winter is (eventually) going to end.
How you feeling this morning? Sleepy from your Super Bowl party? Here’s @PAWSDetroit in your face for Truck Day at Comerica Park. pic.twitter.com/csQ7OMLZVu— Jason Beck (@beckjason) February 3, 2020
This is the biggest event of the week, in my opinion.— PAWS (@PAWSDetroit) February 3, 2020
Next stop: LAKELAND pic.twitter.com/zG1ByPlgjs— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) February 3, 2020
Can confirm @anthonyfenech report that Niko Goodrum’s toy horse from last year, Lil’ Jon, has received a non-roster invite to Spring Training. pic.twitter.com/5VUz1NMwLd— Jason Beck (@beckjason) February 3, 2020
They have their horses in the back. Let’s go to Lakeland!