The New York Yankees Had To Sleep At The Airport On Wednesday Night
The New York Yankees are currently both the best and the richest team in Major League Baseball. But this week, thanks to a series of unfortunate circumstances, the entire team had to sleep in Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport like regular people.
The Yankees were supposed to be on a Delta flight to Kansas City at 10 p.m. on Wednesday after their suspended and regularly scheduled games against the Nationals had been rained out. But that flight never took off. A combination of stormy weather, mechanical problems, and FAA regulations limiting the hours an airline crew can work in a single shift grounded the Bronx Bombers in the nation’s capitol.
Obviously the team tried to find a hotel that could accommodate them, but there was nothing available at the last minute. Not even for one of the most iconic sports franchises on the planet. So everybody—Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Aroldis Chapman, C.C. Sabathia—had to hunker down in the terminal, ball up their jackets to use as pillows, and try to catch some Zs.
“It was an unfortunate set of circumstances,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters on Thursday.
The Yankees eventually took off for Kansas City at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. Fortunately for them, but unfortunately for the Royals, Thursday was an off day.
Hat Tip – [Newsday]