Cardinals' Plane Delayed 7 Hours for World Series Game in Boston

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 09:49 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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Before the St. Louis Cardinals faced the daunting challenge of trying to beat the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park in final games of the World Series, they first had to get to Boston, after their flight was delayed seven hours.

The Cardinals' charter flight was forced to sit on the tarmac for several hours due to mechanical problems. The team landed in Boston by 11 p.m., according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

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"We've been sitting on the plane here for a couple hours with some mechanical difficulties," manager Mike Matheny told reporters during a conference call Tuesday to Fenway Park as his team waited out the delay. "There's another plane en route in case they can't get this one to where it needs to be. But right now everybody is just kind of waiting around and anticipating either this plane to get fixed or another one to show up, so we can get on our way."

Matt Carpenter tried to look at the glass half full.

Carpenter told the world Cardinals reached Boston safely, tweeting at 11:04 p.m:

Some were tongue in cheek about the delay.

Then, there were some who could not help taking a shot at a National League rival.

Boston leads the World Series 3-2 in the best-of-seven championship going into Game 6 Wednesday night. The Cardinals are trying to claim their 12th World Series title.

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