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Bay Bridge closure a hassle for Rays



The weekend closure of the Bay Bridge that connects San Francisco and Oakland turned out to be a big hassle for the Rays.

Or at least those that didn't take the BART train over.

Forced to take a longer route and stuck in heavy traffic, the team bus took 1 hour 43 minutes to make what is normally a 30-45-minute trip.

"It wasn't the best experience,'' OF Matt Joyce said. "Guys are aggravated and we're ready to play tonight."

It took the first bus so long that a second bus, carrying just a handful of team personnel and SS Yunel Escobar, was canceled and that group took the train, which takes about 25 minutes - plus a 10-minute walk to the stadium entrance.

Rays starting pitcher David Price had a furstrating experience, arranging for a town car to bring him over early, and then spending nearly 2 hours in the card - and $202 on the fare.



[Last modified: Friday, August 30, 2013 8:05pm]


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