The Johnson City Cardinals lost the game then lost the bus driver

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There are plenty of bad nights in baseball. Probably not many as what the Johnson City Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals’ rookie level Appalachian League affiliate, had on Friday night. Not the way to start the weekend.

The Johnson City Cardinals were in Greeneville, Tennessee completing a three game series with the Greeneville Astros (they got swept by the way) when things went from bad to worse. Infielder Chris Rivera had the “breaking” news

 

“Bus driver just left with the keys and said we can find our own way home ha.” said Rivera

 

It appears the bus driver was frustrated with how long the team was taking to ge ready so he walked off…… with the keys to the bus……

No, Jordan DeLorenzo, Cardinals 2014 draftee, this does not happen on a regular basis in Minor League Baseball

 

 

2013 second round pick Oscar Mercado contemplates whats worse, losing the game or the driver…

 

 

While I am not sure if this is legit, DeLorenzo offers a timetable, which sounds pretty miserable.

 

 

Catcher Charlie Neal adds an update that help could be on the way and ends it with the hashtag of the night. #prayforJC

 

 

It is about 30 miles from Greeneville, Tennessee to Johnson City, Tennessee, the home of the Cardinals. A 45 minute bus trip could turn into who knows what for the Cardinals rookie level affiliate.

We will keep you updated with new developments as they happen.

Good luck, guys.

 

11:41 Update: It appears all is well in Northeast Tennessee as the Cardinals are headed back to Johnson City. This, a night they will likely never forget.

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    • Fair enough. I guess I overestimated how much further west Greeneville was from Johnson City. I am well aware of where JC is.

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