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Bus carrying Twins’ rookie-ball team involved in fatal crash

Jun 18, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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Late last night a bus carrying the Twins’ rookie-ball team “was involved in a wrong-way interstate crash in Florida that killed the driver of the other car,” according to the Associated Press.

According to police no one on the Elizabethton Twins’ team bus was injured, but the driver of a Honda that was “traveling south in the northbound lanes on Interstate 295 when it collided head-on with the bus” has died.

Twins president Dave St. Peter wrote on Twitter that “the bus driver saw the car coming and tried to pull over to the side of the road but was still hit by the car.”

FCN-TV reporter Jacob Long tweeted out a picture of the scene, which showed a second bus picking up the team following the accident.

  1. specialkindofstupid - Jun 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Sad story.

    • specialkindofstupid - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:12 PM

      36 thumbs down?

      I’m baffled. Did people think I was being sarcastic? (I wasn’t.)

  2. phillyupperdecker - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Scary stuff. A few years back the Phillies short season A team’s bus almost went off a overpass in New York. It’s amazing more stuff like this doesn’t happen when you have 3o teams with A, AA, AAA teams travelling all across the country by bus in hopes of making it the big leagues.

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/03/bus-carrying-phillies-minor-league-team-almost-plunges-off-a-bridge/

    • phillyupperdecker - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      Curious as to why so many down votes.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:37 PM

        It’s apparently Thumbs Down Tuesday. You might as well join ‘em cuz you’re not gonna beat ‘em today.

      • Old Gator - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM

        Naahhh, it’s just a thumb harpy – some idiot who’s set up multiple accounts or is using a bunch of different browsers to pack the thumbs. It’s just a prank by and for shut-ins, imbeciles and tech school flunkouts. Knowing that it was easy to do this contributes largely to why I ignore the thumbs completely and don’t waste time with them myself. Frankly, I wish Craig would just get rid of them.

  3. paperlions - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    At least the person hell bent on killing themselves didn’t hurt anyone else in the process.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      Boooo! Bad P-Lions. >:(

      • paperlions - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM

        Sorry H-Phil…but there is no way this was an accident. You don’t drive the wrong way on a highway on accident and hit a bus head on that is trying to avoid you on accident.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM

        That makes me sound like a boy.

        You do if you’re drunk or high or something like that.

      • paperlions - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        Again, if by some miracle this wasn’t a suicide…just glad the irresponsible party didn’t hurt anyone else while being an asshole.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:48 PM

        Sometimes it’s okay to not want people to get what’s coming to them.

      • paperlions - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        I wasn’t rooting for death, just for a minimization of the potential damage that the offending party could have inflicted. To me, the death was a given (i.e. a fact in evidence) that could have resulted in a greater tragedy, but that luckily didn’t.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:11 PM

        BTW, since you’re not on Twitter, you don’t know, but ‘cepts called you out this am.

      • paperlions - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:17 PM

        Don’t care. The guy is the epitome of willful ignorance in all its forms. He does truly excel at it.

      • paperlions - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        H-Phil, at least you aren’t P-Can. Hehe

      • historiophiliac - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:54 PM

        I like it when you crack yourself up.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:17 PM

        I what manner did ole Cepts call out Paper? Spill it Philiac.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:19 PM

        He said the blog was all paperlions and women, and the good commenters were banned. I really don’t think paper should object to that company, do you?

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        That’s choice stuff. All Paperlions and Women. Although that isn’t bad company considering who the Women are. This site hasn’t changed much at all since he was banned. And I only know of one or two people who have been banned.

      • paperlions - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:06 PM

        I must be particularly manly then, since all the rest of y’all are “women”. Of course, being called a woman by that guy should be viewed as a compliment as it clearly is meant to differentiate such people from himself.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        Oh my word. Okay, you’re manly. Happy?

        /eye roll

      • paperlions - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        :-D

      • historiophiliac - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:40 PM

        LMAO!

      • dluxxx - Jun 18, 2013 at 3:01 PM

        The only thing I miss about ‘Cepts is being able to troll him on occasion. I’m glad to know that I still can do that without needing to read his blather.

        You suck ‘Cepts!

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      I have driven the wrong way on an interstate.
      Seems I ran a high ranking Army officer off the highway in the process. He made a phone call and the only thing I remember is coming too when the CID (US Army Criminal Investigation Division) was driving on the median trying to get my attention. Let me tell you…when he yanked me out of the car and commenced to working me over on the hood of the car, the trunk of the car and the top of the car…I vividly remembered everything.
      Not my finest moment. I am incredibly lucky I didn’t kill someone. This is also one of the reasons I believe in a higher power. Cause’ God was with me that night.

  4. mybrunoblog - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    I’m curious to know why the vehicle with the fatality was going in the wrong direction on a major highway.
    Also interesting that the Elizabethtown Twins are still using a form of the Twins old logo.

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