I booked connecting flights for only a handful of road trips. This was one of them. My flight out of New York got onto the runway before it was determined the plane had some sort of mechanical issue. So we went back to the gate, fixed the problem and landed in Detroit at the same time that my scheduled connection to Cleveland took off.
Right now I’m stuck in Detroit, waiting for a later flight that should land just in time for me to take a taxi straight to ballpark. It’s not a great situation.
Meanwhile, Jayson Stark has added a detail to a previous Jon Heyman report that the Yankees made a significant attempt to trade for Joakim Soria. Stark reports that the Yankees went so far as to “dangle” Jesus Montero. If that didn’t get it down, then the Yankees clearly don’t have what the Royals are looking for.