Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I like to move it-move it!


Each year, around this time, moving day comes along. It is the day when Phillies equipment manager Dan O'Rourke and his staff pack up one huge trailer with everything the Phillies will need to call Clearwater, Florida home for 6 or 7 weeks during spring training.

Every season, I enjoy glancing over the list of what O'Rourke and the team take with them. So, courtesy of Scott Lauber and The News Journal, here is a list of many of the items that make the trip to Florida.

15 cases of gum
12 cases of sunflower seeds
20 coolers and one half pallet of sports drink mix
300 helmets
350 pairs of shorts
450 pairs of socks
600 pairs of pants
600 ball caps
2,000 t-shirts
200 fleece tops
1,200 bats
10,000 12 oz. cups
15,000 baseballs
150 pairs of batting gloves

They also take along hundreds of pieces of memorabilia to be auctioned off at the FanFest charity event at Bright House Field on Feburary 20th.

3 comments:

hot n sizzilin said...

15000 baseballs!? wowwww. why 300 helmets?

Amanda said...

Woah, thats a lot of equipment.

Can't wait until pitchers and catchers report!!!!!!1

Jay Ballz said...

300 helmets...I imagine for all the minor leaguers in camp too. And you gotta have various sizes to fit everyone.