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Triple-A game cancelled because the airline lost the visiting team’s equipment

Jun 27, 2014, 9:34 AM EDT

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If you put these spoiled-rotten Triple-A players back on busses, this would never happen:

Last night’s Pacific Coast League game in El Paso’s Southwest University Park was postponed after the equipment for the visiting Tacoma Rainiers was lost by an airline. The players arrived with no issues, but the visiting team’s luggage, equipment and uniforms did not. The El Paso Chihuahuas rescheduled the game for a noon Saturday start.

According to their website, the official airline for the Rainers is Alaska Airlines. The Rainiers were coming off an off-day and a home series, so they were presumably flying Alaska, which has routes to El Paso from SEA-TAC. So: if you see baggage handlers for Alaska playing catch on their break with really nice gloves, you know what went down.

  1. bfunk1978 - Jun 27, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Chihuahuas? That’s the real story here. Sorry, El Paso.

    • paperlions - Jun 27, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      If you haven’t seen their logo, you should take a look. It is fantastic.

      • bfunk1978 - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:06 AM

        That is splendid!

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paso_Chihuahuas#mediaviewer/File:ElPasoChihuahuas.PNG

      • rbts2014 - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM

        I think their logo is creepy. It is a Chihuahua that looks like it’s high on crack when I know the intention is to make it look “aggresive” or “menacing”

        as for the lost luggage, I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often. The PCL is primarily a air travel league since there aren’t too many cities within busing distance (OTOMH, Sacramento/Fresno, Albuquerque/El Paso and Omaha/Iowa are the busing routes I can think of easily).

      • rbj1 - Jun 27, 2014 at 1:34 PM

        Love their logo. Chihuahuas can be fierce.

      • Old Gator - Jun 27, 2014 at 2:19 PM

        Chihuahuas are just rats with waggable tails. But you can’t beat them when trolling for alligators.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 27, 2014 at 4:31 PM

        Perhaps the most troubling thing about chihuahuas is that humans actually bred them into existence deliberately.

  2. lyon810 - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Saw that this was article about the PCL and got excited because I thought we might have a Brandon Wood update

  3. asimonetti88 - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Alaska Airlines losing baggage? Moving along, nothing to see here.

  4. tlcoverdale - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    El Paso Times reported that the Rainiers were routed through Houston, which is where their baggage was stuck.

    http://www.elpasotimes.com/sports/ci_26036031/tonights-el-paso-chihuahuas-game-postponed

    • denny65 - Jun 27, 2014 at 2:26 PM

      Oh, Houston; that explains it.

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