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Things are being moved from Tropicana Field to Port Charlotte and it’s exciting!

Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

The Superbowl is finished, meaning that football season is over and baseball is right around the corner and nothing is more evidenced of that than Truck Day.

This morning, the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse crew worked feverishly load truck after truck with equipment that they had been packing and preparing since the beginning of January for spring training, which commences in exactly one week.

The Rays also haven’t thrown everything out with Devil Rays branded on it

Longtime Rays clubhouse manager, Jose Fernandez, discusses just some of the things his crew is packing and shipping out.

It took them a few hours, but this group is efficient!

Everything has been shipped and will be waiting on these same crew members to arrive in Port Charlotte to begin the meticulous process of finding the right place for all of the equipment. They only have a few days to get this done too, as players should begin arriving by the end of the week and the first workout is just seven days away.

Pitchers and catchers report on February 13th, first work out on the 14th. The first full squad workout will be on the 19th, however, most position players likely will be reporting before that date.