Today has not been the best for the St. Louis Cardinals. Instead of traveling problem-free to Boston for Game 6 of the World Series, the players spent extra hours at an airport delaying their arrival into the Boston area. In fact, several hours were spent aboard the plane while the team members were forced to wait for mechanical problems to be sorted.
While there is no specific word on what led to the mechanical problems, the St. Louis area experienced heavy rain on Tuesday.
Manager Mike Matheny explained that the players waited on the runway without specific word on when the plane would be able to depart. However, fans of the team should not feel disheartened that the delay interfered with practice time. Tuesday was expected to be an off day for practicing.
However, the delay was used as an excuse for some people on Twitter to poke fun at the team’s predicament.
— Danny Moynihan (@D_Moyn) October 29, 2013
Issue with the Cardinals' plane? Yeah, that's going to be fun.
— Sean Sweeney (@MrSeanMSweeney) October 30, 2013
The Cardinals are leaving SIX hours after initial departure time. Stan planned this.
— laiken taylor (@laikentay_) October 30, 2013
#Cardinals have been on the plane waiting for takeoff since before 1 p.m. STL time. Still no dep. time set. Santa may beat them to Boston.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) October 29, 2013
It appears that team members took the delay (and the teasing) in stride. Michael Wacha, who is reported to start Game 6 for St. Louis, said that his teammates were using the delay to relax and watch movies. You know, to get their heads in the game!
[Image Via Facebook]
Found the problem with the Cardinals plane. pic.twitter.com/Dqo1c9XlIU
— Tom Brady's Ego (@TomBradysEgo) October 30, 2013