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Game 7: Rays at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 07, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Betemit 1B
Cabrera CF
Molina C
Mussina RHP

Iwamura 2B
Crawford LF
Pena 1B
Upton CF
Floyd DH
Hinske RF
Aybar 3B
DiFelice C
Bartlett SS
Hammel RHP

Notes: Thanks to Brian Heyman for calling the lineups in. … Hmm, Mike Mussina has started two games and Jose Molina has caught both. … Meanwhile, I’m stuck in Dallas. My flight was supposed to stop in Dallas then continue on to Kansas City in 45 minutes. Instead it got canceled and now I’m on a 6:15 flight unless they can get me on standby in an hour, which I’m hardly counting on. Next time I’m spending the money and taking Midwest.

Anyway, that’ll likely be it for updates. I’ll either be in the air or searching for an airport bar with Grey Goose.

UPDATE, 5:35 p.m.: Do you think the airlines have classes to teach their people how to lie to customers? I bet they do.

So my flight from Dallas to Kansas City got canceled. I asked why and this guy said, “Well, sometimes that happens.”

I’d rather they just admit it. There weren’t enough people on the flight, so they canceled it to save money. Just tell me that.

He pointed me to a line of other upset people. They booked us on a 6:15 p.m. flight and gave us the option of flying stand-by for a 4:25 flight. Sure, I like to gamble, put me on the list.

I get to the gate for the 4:25 flight and there are 34 people on stand-by. That’s right, 34. I was No. 15 in line.

Knowing there was no shot, I waited anyway. They boarded the flight and called for the first two stand-by passengers to come forward. They gave them tickets and just as they started down the jet-way, this 30ish couple comes strolling up, each holding a Starbucks drink of some sort. They were booked on the flight and showed up late.

Now, to my way of thinking, once they call your name and tell you to board, you’re out if you’re not there. But the American people actually went back to the plane and pulled the two stand-by passengers off to accomodate the Starbucks lovers.

If that were me, I would be on CNN tonight getting led out of the airport in handcuffs. That is totally not fair.

So now I’m at Gate A-34 waiting for the 6:15 flight. I do have a seat on this one, at least.




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