NEW YORK -- With bad weather up and down the East Coast and the Rangers needing to get from Baltimore to New York, traveling secretary Chris Lyngos called an audible on Thursday night.
Concerned about flight delays at New York-area airports, Lyngos put the Rangers on two buses. It turned out to be a great move, with airport delays running three to four hours. The Rangers left Baltimore at around 12:15 a.m. local time and were at their Manhattan hotel by 4 a.m.
"The airports weren't looking good, so I started doing my homework and inquired about buses out of Baltimore," Lyngos said. "As [Thursday's] game progressed, I pulled the trigger."
The Rangers had plenty of food and drink on the bus, as well as Wi-Fi and electrical outlets that allowed them to watch movies on their various devices.
"It was fine considering the circumstances -- nothing we couldn't handle," third baseman Adrian Beltre said.
"It was no different than flying," catcher Chris Gimenez said. "I don't think anybody thought it was that bad, other than being early in the morning."
Yu Darvish, who was scratched from Thursday's start because of the weather, took a late train to New York, trying to arrive in plenty of time to rest up for Friday's start, though he ended up beating the team by no more than 20 minutes.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less