Cardinals plane issues made the team late for their arrival to World Series Game 6. The St. Louis Cardinals' plane reportedly had mechanical issues, delaying departure from the city. According to a report from ESPN on Wednesday morning (Oct. 30), they were finally able to take off at 9:09 p.m. ET, 7 hours and 9 minutes after the original estimated time of departure.
During all that time stuck on the runway, the players stayed on board. It had to be a tough experience and it could lead to the players being taxed when they finally do get to Fenway Park. As for the reason that the delay took place; MLB.com report that two of the three computer navigation systems were not working at the time. That is why they were grounded for the time being, forcing the team to wait for another transport.
Though this was an understandable safety precaution taken to protect the crew and all the passengers, it might put the team at a disadvantage for World Series Game 6. It is a must-win for St. Louis and the last thing they needed to deal with were issues with the transportation. Expect the Cardinals plane issues to be discussed ad-nasium during the broadcast and for the FOX commentators to completely beat it into the ground.
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