After the Cubs Convention, Truck Arrival Day is the surest sign of spring.
MESA, Arizona — It is a sign of spring, every year, the arrival of the Cubs’ equipment truck after a long drive from Chicago.
It is a sign of this spring that the arrival of the truck, which ordinarily would be a blip on the baseball season radar, is about all we have for news.
And so, here it is, a full article on the arrival of the equipment truck. I was in Mesa just before 1 p.m. and the unloading was in full gear. There were a couple of players helping out; I saw Brandon Morrow and Willson Contreras. A couple of other fans were there, looking for autographs; they departed a bit before I did and I don’t know if they succeeded or not. Here’s a short video of the unloading (you can see Contreras and Carrie Muskat walk across the frame):
I didn’t see these boxes, which were spotted in Chicago before the truck left on Friday: