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The Yankees train broke down on the way home from Baltimore

Oct 9, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

Train crash

First he strikes out in key situations, now A-Rod breaks the team train. Jeez, man:

The Yankees kept their cool on Tuesday morning when their train from Baltimore to New York had electrical difficulties, forcing the team to board buses back to New York around 3:30 a.m. ET. The train they were traveling on coasted into Aberdeen, Md. — coincidentally home to an Orioles’ short-season club — and the Yankees’ team buses were driving along the same route.

The team made it back to New York City around 6 a.m., and despite the high-pressure time, took everything in stride.

Here’s exclusive video of what happened while they were waiting for the buses next to the train.

  1. husky2score - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Since when do baseball teams ride trains back to their hometown? Yankees have a big enough payroll to put a crack into the earth, fill it with water and ride a cruise ship back!

    • alang3131982 - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:36 PM

      Baltimore and NY are not far. Train is cheaper and faster…’s not that hard…

    • DJ MC - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:41 PM

      Between the nearby cities on the East Coast (Washington to Boston), it is common for teams to take the train–or even the bus, if you remember the Angels’ bus crash in 1992 between Baltimore and New York–because it is more convenient and often faster than even chartered aircraft (not to mention far cheaper).

  2. pharmy - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    I can only hope this is a metaphor for….. something.

    • 18thstreet - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:46 PM

      Someone get Tom Friedman, and FAST!

      • 18thstreet - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:47 PM

        The first thumbs-up there is from me. I’m very, very pleased with myself.

  3. bennyandthemets - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    So basically the Yankees Bandwagon crashed…I thought this wouldn’t happen until after Baltimore wins the series…

  4. funkygoorilla - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    I cant tell if this is a story of a real train, or A-rod batting with two outs. Or one out. Or no outs…………

  5. darthicarus - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    This story would’ve been 100x more fitting had it happened to the Marlins.

    • kevinbnyc - Oct 10, 2012 at 11:31 AM

      The Marlin’s train would have had to derail

  6. rockthered1286 - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Hopefully this is merely the onset of Murphy’s Law for the Yanks in the ALCS.

  7. lessick - Oct 9, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    The Orioles had the same problem and arrived even later than the Yankees after the O’s bus got stuck in a Lincoln Tunnel jam.

  8. sophiethegreatdane - Oct 9, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Weird that you didn’t mention that said farm team is owned by the Ripkens. Or that Cal and Billy et al are from Aberdeen. I mean, the team is named “Ironbirds”. You know, as in Cal’s knickname “the ironman.”

    I spent a couple years taking the train to Philly for work, and I caught the train at Aberdeen in the morning. It’s a crummy little train station, barely more than a platform at the side of the tracks. The “train station” — such as it is — would have been closed at 3am. A lovely place, the Aberdeen train station.

    • Kevin S. - Oct 10, 2012 at 8:13 AM

      When was the last time you took that train? I’d imagine that with the expansion of APG it would have seen some renovation, as the area has a lot more traffic now.

  9. rdav29 - Oct 9, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    No way George Costanza would have let that happen.

  10. badintent - Oct 10, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    “Take the last train to Clarksville, I can get married 3 times, then have an 20 old year gold digger as my wife “…………………………….Davey Jones.

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