View Full Version : A no show in baseball
07-27-2005, 09:54 AM
A few years ago my local area just harped and harped on the fact that the Capital Crunch team (MLRH) was 2.5 hours late arriving for a game (traffic on 95 & 64 was backed up). How unprofessional they all claimed..how can you say this is a "pro" league?? Last night the Tidewater Tides (farm team for the Mets) had a game and the other team didn't show at all. They were delayed at one point which caused them to miss their flight. One owner of the Tides was quoted saying "That's why you book early flights!". No kidding. At least the Crunch showed. Now all we need is the paycheck- we have all the other identifiers.
07-27-2005, 12:39 PM
1st time I've heard that happen. What a poor job by that team ? I wonder what the fans who bought tickets were thinking. Do you know what the attendence was ?
07-27-2005, 01:51 PM
Sorry, I don't know how many fans were there but they did have hot dogs cooking and the picnic area was slam full of fans.
Pre game ticket sales at 6000.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by NLane on 07/27/05 02:51 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
07-27-2005, 04:11 PM
Wow ! I hope some heads rolled for that.
07-27-2005, 04:35 PM
If you recall, the Flyers have canceled games because the roof blew off and another time when windows blew out.
I believe there was even one game where the equipment manager played goal because players were stranded in the snow.
07-27-2005, 04:40 PM
yeah, but having arena difficulties vs a team just flat-out not showing up are completely different things.
And even if the Flyers equipment manager played, it still meant that they had enough players to play the game. Not exactly who the Wanted in net, but players showed up.
My 2 cents.
07-27-2005, 11:27 PM
I played ice hockey in college and I remember hearing that the NCAA had huge penalties for teams if they failed to make a game or field enough players. I'm sure that the baseball league you speak will fine the owner of that team something fierce.
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