With football season only just now behind us, and just about everything north of Richmond under a blanket of snow, you might say that it's premature to start thinking about baseball season.
You would be wrong. Because today is Truck Day, Massachusetts' second-most well known semi-fake sports holiday (behind Patriots' Day).
Truck Day marks the departure of the Red Sox equipment from frozen Fenway for far-off Florida, where winter wilts in the sparkling sun (alliteration, what!). Even more than pitchers & catchers reporting day, Truck Day is the signal that the long wait for spring (and baseball) is nearly over after what has been a long winter to date.
With that in mind, we here at the GRBG declare that starting today, it's fair game to start looking over keeper lists, making unlikely trade proposals, and projecting enormous comeback seasons for J.J. Hardy while we wait for the snow to melt. We can all act as thought the season has officially begun to begin.
After all, it's either that or watching the ice dancing from Vancouver.