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February 8, 2011

Happy Truck Day, Red Sox Fans!

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Non Sequitur is a comic that I love for all of its observations on every day life.  Its look at life in small town Maine with recurring characters Cap’n Eddy, Flo the waitress, and Joe, single dad to two spirited girls, are some of my favorite strips.  Joe has recently returned to Maine (Flo is his mom) and is frequently surprised by our New England ways.

The above comic appeared last February on “Truck Day” – the day the Boston Red Sox equipment truck leaves Boston for spring training in Florida.  Baseball fans in New England do see the start of spring training as a symbolic end of winter, despite being far from out of the woods as far as winter weather goes.  We count down the days until pitchers and catchers report.  Soon baseball season will begin! 

Truck Day has become a bit of a little holiday in Red Sox Nation in recent years – check out this video  from last year if you don’t believe me!  In honor of this day, and with a bit of inspiration from Gerry , I thought I’d show you some of the paraphenalia  this fan has collected over the years.


My license plate.  Yep, my car is wicked dirty.


Teddy bear, banner and hat from all-important, curse-breaking 2004 World Series win.


My favorite blankie (and the dogs’ favorite too!) for curling up to watch t.v.


Some of my novelites, including earrings, key chain and Santa hat.


And some of the clothing

Obsessed? Noooooooo… well, ok, maybe a little! 😉


  1. You must be the biggest Red Sox fan in all of New England! Now that I think of it, I know that’s not true. But you and Don Schultz are definitely kindred spirits, right down to your boxers and socks.

    Comment by Gerry — February 8, 2011 @ 1:40 am | Reply

    • No I’m sure I’m not Gerry. There are New Englanders who can talk Red Sox into years looonnngggg before I was born, and people who know the ins and outs of the game much better than I do.
      Hmmm, boxers and socks – don’t have any of those yet! 😉

      Comment by Karma — February 8, 2011 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

  2. Yes, ’tis a great day! My sister and brother-in-law will be at spring training for Feb., or in their case, March vacation.

    Comment by Becky Sue — February 8, 2011 @ 8:32 am | Reply

    • I’d love to do that sometime. I bet it’s fun.

      Comment by Karma — February 8, 2011 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

  3. I am just happy you are not a big Bruins fan. 🙂

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — February 8, 2011 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

    • Nope, I’m not, and I am just happy you are not a big Yankees fan! 😉

      Comment by Karma — February 8, 2011 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

  4. lol! I am reminded of my oldest son who is a fan of a certain baseball team that hasn’t yet broken their curse (the Cubs). His daughters were wearing Cubs clothing almost from day 1.

    Comment by Robin — February 8, 2011 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

    • I remember in 2007 hoping for a Cubs/Red Sox World Series – that would have been great for two sets of long suffering fans, although we Sox fans can’t really say we’re long suffering any more.

      Comment by Karma — February 8, 2011 @ 4:19 pm | Reply

  5. You wouldn’t happen to be a Red Sox fan, would you?? 😉

    Comment by thedailyclick — February 8, 2011 @ 6:21 pm | Reply

  6. Oh my gosh, I’m so happy to have found your blog! We just celebrated Truck Day, in Houston. We’re crazy Sox fans who’ve never lived in New England but we vacation in MA every summer and go to Fenway at least once during our 2 weeks there. Our son, age 11, is a die-hard Sox fan and has been his whole life, thanks to a Mass Hole who brainwashed him (and us) early. He was just drafted for his spring Little League team and guess what? It’s the Yankees. Oh no! I just posted a bunch of pics of his lifetime Sox apparel collection: http://pinkunderbelly.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/i-heard-the-news-today-oh-boy/
    So happy to find other Sox fans!

    Comment by pinkunderbelly — February 12, 2011 @ 9:25 am | Reply

    • Welcome Pink! I’m glad you stopped by. So nice to hear from a fellow citizen of Red Sox nation.

      Comment by Karma — February 12, 2011 @ 5:07 pm | Reply

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