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.