NEW YORK – The Baltimore Orioles have had more than their share of travel problems recently. For the second time in nine days, the team suffered a substantial delay in getting to a city.
Early Tuesday morning, the Orioles’ train, which was traveling just behind the New York Yankees’ train was stopped in Aberdeen, Md. after the Yankees train experienced electrical problems.
Manager Buck Showalter said the team left the train and boarded buses, which took them to New York. The Orioles didn’t arrive at their hotel until about nine.
Showalter said the team was in a good frame of mind during the delay.
“It was raining. But kind of gave us some more identification with our fans that sat around and waited for our game to start with that rainy fall weather,” Showalter said in a conference call.
On Sept. 30, the Orioles’ team charter had a small fire in the galley, on the way to St. Petersburg, Fla., and made an unscheduled stop in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Orioles canceled their scheduled workout on Tuesday because of the delay.
“Guys had fun with it. It's a club that doesn't take themselves too seriously, that understands the reality of life and things like that happen,” Showalter said.
The delay lingered until this morning causing substantial delays for travelers in the Northeast.
ESPN's College Gameday was in Harrisonburg, Va. on Saturday morning to visit the reigning FCS National Champion and unbeaten James Madison Dukes (5-0) as they faced off against the Villanova Wildcats (4-2).
The special trip to JMU meant a special edition of the Gameday picks, featuring Lee Corso and his mascot headgear selection.
Not only did Corso have headgear to put on, but the set also had a special guest.
That poor bulldog was terrified of Corso and wanted to do anything but sit on that desk with him in that mascot head.
It was a very good dog and just got scared. Totally understandable. 12/10 would save from falling off the desk.
BOSTON -- Josh Jackson threw for 322 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Virginia Tech bounced back from a loss to defending national champion Clemson to beat Boston College 23-10 on Saturday night.
Sean Savoy had nine catches for 139 yards and a score after No. 1 receiver Cam Phillips went out with an apparent leg injury in the first quarter. Savoy went 53 yards on a slant pattern to open the scoring midway through the first quarter, and the Hokies (5-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) never trailed.
Travon McMillian ran 17 times for 88 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown that gave Virginia Tech a 17-3 lead midway through the second quarter. With 11 points -- three field goals and two extra points -- Joey Slye became the school's career scoring leader.
Anthony Brown completed 13 of 30 passes for 166 yards for BC (2-4, 0-2). He also caught a touchdown pass on a halfback option from former quarterback Jeff Smith to make it 23-10 with 5:38 left in the game.