Shortly after noontime, the Boston Red Sox equipment truck departed Fenway Park and began the 1,480-mile trek to Fort Myers, Florida.

Surely spring is in sight now, right?

Pitchers and catchers report next Friday. When they get there, the equipment truck should be there too, with 1,100 bats, 20,400 baseballs, 20 cases of bubblegum and 60 cases of sunflower seeds.