Truck Day is kind of pointless

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Truck Day is kind of pointless

By Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

Last Tuesday was Truck Day, the most boring exciting day of the year. For many Red Sox fans this snooze fest signals the unofficial start of baseball season.

Basically, a bunch of fans head down to Fenway to watch some Red Sox staff members load a truck full of Red Sox equipment and umm.oh wait, that's it. No players are there. Theres nothing but dudes loading a truck full of boxes. Why, just thinking about it makes us.

zzzzzzZZZZZZZzzzz.

Oh, um, where were we? Right, Truck Day! Woo! Is it quite possibly the most fun a person can have outside of watching grass grow or watching your grandpa take a nap.

Pink Hats everywhere look forward to Truck Day as well so they can head down to Fenway, talk about how Josh Beckett is the best second baseman in the MLB and wonder when Manny Ramirez is going to show up to spring training.

We sent our ace reporter Patrice Purrgeron down to Fenway to check out the action. Heres a clip we have from last Tuesday:

Riveting. Look at that one guy wheeling that box up the ramp! Oh. My. Gosh! Most fun weve had since the last funeral we went to. Maybe next year Sleepys should sponsor Truck Day.

What could possibly be more fun that Truck Day!? you ask.

Good question.

Not many things are more fun that watching guys move things into a truck. Quite honestly, the entire Wicked Good Sports Crew LOVES to drive around on a Saturday until we find a house with a moving truck out front and then we just stop and cheer them on.

If youre still wondering what could possibly be more fun than Truck Day, heres a short list we came up with:

Getting hit by Johnny Boychuk.

Getting kicked in your special no-no place.

Receiving a singing telegram from the Black Eyed Peas.

Watching a Pittsburgh Pirates 2010 Highlights DVD.

Getting your spleen cut out.

Competing with Rex Ryan at a buffet.

Hoodie shopping with Bill Belichick.

Listening to Ben Stein narrate an 1840s themed adult film.

Sorry, Sox fans. It is just a truck. ...With boxes.

Gronkowski healthy enough to participate during Patriots OTA practice

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Gronkowski healthy enough to participate during Patriots OTA practice

There's one where he makes a one-handed catch and celebrates with his arms outstretched as he glides into the end zone. There's another where he leaves his feet to go up and over safety Devin McCourty to come down with a pass. 

Judging by some of the pictures that have surfaced on Patriots.com of Rob Gronkowski participating in an OTA practice earlier this week, the All-Pro tight end seems to be feeling pretty good. 

Gronkowski, who agreed to an incentive-laden contract restructure for the upcoming season, is returning to action after undergoing season-ending back surgery last year so there was some question as to just how prepared he'd be to participate in practices this spring and summer. 

Again, judging by the photos, the answer is he's ready to ready to run routes on air and make contested catches against defenders.

Reporters will have an opportunity to watch the team practice on Thursday, the first workout open to members of the media, which will allow us to judge Gronkowski's mobility and his level of participation more fully.

Another takeaway from the photos on the team website is that Gronkowski was not required to wear a non-contact jersey during the session. Contact is not allowed during this phase of the offseason training program, but players returning from injury (and quarterbacks) will still wear red jerseys to inform their teammates they're not to be touched. For instance, Jonathan Freeny, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve about a month into last season, donned a red non-contact jersey in one image.