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Phillies Equipment Truck Packs Up for Spring Training Today

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WHAT: Baseball returns! With the first spring training workout for pitchers and catchers just ten days away, the Phillies are packing up a 53-foot equipment truck with thousands of items and driving down to Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. Among the truck contents are:

  • 15 cases of gum (regular and sugarless)
  • 12 cases of sunflower seeds
  • 20 coolers and a half pallet of POWERade mix
  • 300 helmets
  • 350 pair of shorts
  • 450 pair of socks
  • 600 pair of pants
  • 600 hats
  • 200 fleeces
  • 1,200 bats
  • 2,000 t-shirts
  • 10,000 12 oz. cups
  • 15,000 baseballs
  • 150 pairs of batting gloves
  • Hundreds of autographed bats, baseballs and game-used items to be sold for charity during the Phillies FanFest on February 20 at Bright House Field.

WHO: Interview opportunities with Dan O'Rourke, Manager, Phillies Equipment and Umpire Services.

WHAT: Baseball returns! With the first spring training workout for pitchers and catchers just ten days away, the Phillies are packing up a 53-foot equipment truck with thousands of items and driving down to Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. Among the truck contents are:

  • 15 cases of gum (regular and sugarless)
  • 12 cases of sunflower seeds
  • 20 coolers and a half pallet of POWERade mix
  • 300 helmets
  • 350 pair of shorts
  • 450 pair of socks
  • 600 pair of pants
  • 600 hats
  • 200 fleeces
  • 1,200 bats
  • 2,000 t-shirts
  • 10,000 12 oz. cups
  • 15,000 baseballs
  • 150 pairs of batting gloves
  • Hundreds of autographed bats, baseballs and game-used items to be sold for charity during the Phillies FanFest on February 20 at Bright House Field.

WHO: Interview opportunities with Dan O'Rourke, Manager, Phillies Equipment and Umpire Services.

WHEN:Friday, February 6, 2009
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Phillies load truck
The truck will be leaving for Clearwater after it is fully loaded.

WHERE:Outside of the Phillies Clubhouse, Citizens Bank Park

MEDIA: Media should enter Citizens Bank Park through the media entrance on Darien Street.

Parking is available in Lot P on Darien St.