July 8, 2017

Take me out to the trailer!

Take me out to the trailer!

Old Dominion to award World Series tickets to person who comes closest to guessing the number of baseballs in trailer.

By DC Velocity Staff

If you've ever wanted to guess how many baseballs could fit in a truck trailer, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. is providing the opportunity.

The Thomasville, N.C.-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier will award a pair of tickets to one game of each of the next three World Series to the individual who can come closest to guessing the number of baseballs it takes to fill the custom-designed trailer. The equipment was designed by Lafayette, Ind.-based trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. to balance the baseballs as the tractor-trailer moves across country. The trailer's see-through design gives people a clear look at the unusual cargo.

Old Dominion will debut the trailer during All-Star Week, which begins Sunday in Miami. The All-Star Game, which pits stars from both leagues against one another, will be played Tuesday night at Marlins Park, the home of the Miami Marlins. It departs from Miami on July 12 to begin a six-city tour of the seven teams that Old Dominion sponsors: the New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels, and Kansas City Royals. Fans can enter the sweepstakes online at odfl.com/tickets.

For the record, David G. Ross, who covers Old Dominion for the investment firm Stifel, guessed that the trailer holds 125,000 baseballs.

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