Well, that's a buzzkill.
After a night of enjoying an abundance of adult beverages following an epic Game 5 victory over the Washington Nationals, the Cubs were probably looking forward to enjoying a little shut-eye when they arrived in Los Angeles early Friday morning.
Sleep will have to wait as the Cubs' team plane was diverted to Albuquerque, New Mexico in the middle of night. The plane has been on the ground for three-plus hours, according to 670 The Score's Danny Parkins.
While the weather in Albuquerque is rather balmy this time of the year and the city was also the setting for AMC's hit TV series Breaking Bad, neither are reasons why the Cubs had to land in New Mexico.
A team spokesman told 670 The Score that the plane was diverted due to a "non-player health issue."
The good news is the situation is not life-threatening for the individual.
#Cubs family member is *not* in a life-threatening situation, I’m told. Pilot also ran out of allotted hours; plane is awaiting new pilot.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 13, 2017
So to recap: a family member of a player had a medical emergency. #Cubs landed in Albuquerque and are still on the plane. Landed 6:28 am CT.— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) October 13, 2017
It may a little early for fried chicken, but maybe Gus Fring can hand deliver the Cubs a few buckets of Los Pollos Hermanos while they wait for departure.
The Cubs have Friday off before they begin the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night at 7:08 p.m.