The Yankees Hit A Transportation Snag Last Night And — GASP! — They Had To Ride The Bus
Like every other New Yorker, transportation just doesn't come easy for the Yankees. And because nobody understands the value of an easy commute quite like a disgruntled denizen of the five boroughs who probably had a terrible day, having to pull an all-nighter on the road, jumping from train to bus, was probably the worst thing that could have happened to the Yankees after their disappointing ALDS Game 2 loss.
So here was their Harold and Kumar moment. After all the post-game hullabahoo, the Yanks didn't make it until the train station in Baltimore until 1 a.m. Now, according to Amtrak, a direct trip from Baltimore to New York could take as short as 2 hours, 42 minutes. Presumably, Ichiro is in his bed, ready for his cryo-sleep at 4 a.m. the latest. No big deal.
But first the train is late — by an hour. After boarding around 2, the Yankees only made it about a half hour into their trip before the train started experiencing "electrical disruptions" (not unlike the ones Ichiro started experiencing around the same time). They had to abandon ship in Aberdeen, MD, where the unthinkable happened: The Bronx Bombers had to take a bus. Couldn't Derek Jeter have just called a guy and had individual Ford Focuses delivered on the spot for each player and coach? How come the Yankees couldn't avoid such a bourgeois fate?
I guess it's not that bourgeois, nor unprecedented. I'm sure MLB clubs take buses for short trips all the time. It's just that they probably didn't expect or want to ride the bus hours into the dark, depressing night after just having gotten off of a different bus Jim Johnson drove straight to an Orioles victory (boom, zing, and all other victory jibes).
Sorry, but Yankees + transportation woes = one happy 'Muricah.
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