Miller Time: Truck Day Nightmare

(Boston Red Sox via Twitter)

Truck Day. I just don’t get it.

This morning outside of Fenway Park, there will be a couple of hundred people who leave their mother’s basements to stand in the cold watching workers load up a truck. Don’t these folks have any kind of life?

They stand there as the truck is loaded with bats, balls, sunflower seeds, and gum. They cheer and high-five Wally the Green Monster and the new godawful mascot Tessie.

The media will be on hand like it’s a breaking news event, doing their live shots, and reporting breathlessly about the contents of the truck and when it will arrive in Fort Myers.

And people wonder why newspapers and the local news business are in the dumps?

Red Sox Equipment Truck Departs For Spring Training On Truck Day

A sure sign of spring – The #RedSox equipment truck is on to Fort Myers! #TruckDay

Posted by WBZ | CBS Boston on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Give the Red Sox credit. They know an opportunity when they see it. They are selling something called Truck Day Double Play Pax. I guess when you finish in last place three of the last four years, you have to try anything to get people into the park.

As the great P.T. Barnum once said: There’s a sucker born every minute.