Philadelphia Phillies truck loaded for spring training in Florida

Under the supervision of Phillie PhanaticTHE Phillies spring training the truck was loaded with material. Destination: Clearwater, Florida!

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to BayCare Ballpark on Feb. 16.

Even though it’s been three months since the team’s 2022 season ended, it was less time than Phillies director of officiating and equipment services Dan O’Rourke is usually used to. O’Rourke said

KYW News Radiothe preparatory work for spring training 2023 actually began as soon as the Phillies came back from Houston

By numbers, 2,400 baseballs, 2,000 shirts and 1,200 bats, 300 batting gloves and 140 helmets were packed in the equipment truck. But that’s not all. The loot also includes “lots of golf clubs, baby stuff,” according to O’Rourke, as well as items to help with strength and conditioning, mental skills, athletic training, office supplies. “You basically pick it up here in Philadelphia and move it to Clearwater,” he said.

O’Rourke says each player and coach has their own assigned bin. He also sends jerseys, pants, bats, hoodies and helmets for new shortstop Trea Turner.

Philadelphia Phillies/Twitter

Philadelphia Phillies/Twitter

Thus, he will be prepared for the The Phillies’ first official practice on February 20! Looking forward to this season, how about you?

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