FrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2926 times:
First and foremost they have the money to do it. Second, believe it or not it's easier for them to bus down to LGA and fly out to BOS then it is to load up charters and equipment vehicles for a road trip. Third, they are contractually obligated (player contracts) to provide air transportation unless there are extenuating circumstances. About the only trips you ever see driven in MLB is New York to Philadelphia and Baltimore to Philadelphia (and return). Milwaukee to Chicago (and return) is also driven sometimes.
Zrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2647 times:
It's not like these players have to get to the airport 90 minutes early like we do. They just show up....maybe go through a metal detector and get on the plane. It's probably hassle free unlike a cramped bus ride for 4 hours.
Scottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 7269 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2621 times:
Actually, considering that the teams are all together there at Yankee Stadium, it logistically makes sense for them to just head over to LGA in buses and get it over with, rather than having to get everyone together the next morning. You'd also figure that everyone's going to be pretty hyped up because of the game and not likely to be sleeping for a while. And it keeps them from getting into trouble at some bar for one night...
The bus/train ride is about 4 boring hours, and they'd lose being able to practice for that time. And since it's a charter the total trip time from Yankee Stadium to the hotel in Boston is likely under two hours...
LGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
Most teams arrive on the airport by bus "airside" and board the aircraft from the ramp, bus pulls up to aircraft and team boards either by airstairs or up the stairs that are attached to the jetway. This saves a lot of time