Wed, Jul 19, 2006
Luggage Loader Fire To Blame
And now to sports...
where the Seattle Mariners were hot Sunday night.
No, we're not talking about their game with Toronto... in fact,
they lost that one, 4-3... but rather after the game, as they were
on their plane getting ready to travel to New York for the next
Instead of relaxing onboard the team plane after Sunday's
hard-fought loss, the Mariners had to show some unexpected
hustle... after the team was hurried off the plane due to a
fire on the baggage loader.
"I was sitting there watching the women's golf playoff," manager
Mike Hargrove told the Associated Press, "and our traveling
secretary came walking through the plane saying we have to get off
the plane now, so we got off the plane. As I understand it, the
belt loader caught on fire. I don't think the plane was ever in
The team waited for about a half hour until they were allowed to
reboard and continue on their way.
Alas, the experience didn't appear to add any spring extra
spring in the team's steps Monday night... as they dropped the
series opener against the Yankees, 4-2.
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