The A's are in the midst of a 10-game road trip and it has probably felt even longer than that.
A delayed flight from Texas to Florida one day after a double-header certainly doesn't help. After the A's barely held off the Rangers in their series finale Sunday, their plane was damaged and the team was forced to wait in the clubhouse for nearly another four hours.
The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reported Sunday that a thunderstorm below mobile stairs into the wing of the A's team plane.
The A’s trip to Texas just will not end: The Chronicle has learned today’s thunderstorm blew the mobile stairs into the team’s plane, damaging the wing, and the A’s players are still stuck in the clubhouse in Texas for an extra 3 1/2 hours or so.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) June 10, 2019
A’s travel secretary Mickey Morabito tells The Chronicle he was able to find another plane for the team to take to Tampa but it is being flown in from Northern California and they won’t leave until 10 pm or so.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) June 10, 2019
To make matters worse, Slusser reported the new plane wouldn't be able to hold all of the A's equipment. The team had to air freight a portion of their equipment overnight for their 4:10 p.m. PT game against the Rays on Monday in Tampa Bay.
The new plane won’t hold all the A’s equipment, Steve Vucinich says, so they’ll have to have air freight a lot of it overnight. Fun times for the A’s this weekend.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) June 10, 2019
The A's have four wins and three losses on their current road trip with three games to go. It's been a long one, but winning solves everything.