Tampa Bay Rays flight from Cuba delayed six hours
The Tampa Bay Rays’ flight from Havana following the team’s exhibition game with the Cuban national team was delayed for around six hours due to mechanical issues, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
The normally 55-min flight to Tampa instead took a total of seven hours, meaning the team didn't arrive at home until around 5 a.m.
The late arrival didn't seem to affect the team to much, as they were on the field to take on the Minnesota Twins later in the day.
Pitcher Chris Archer did offer a running commentary of the delay, tweeting about the food and shower situation, among other things.
"I'm thankful.. For lays potatoes chips" (only thing we have to eat)- Brad Miller— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher22) March 23, 2016
Ps. The shower at the stadium in Cuba today wasn't working after the game. So many guys have not showered....🙊— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher22) March 23, 2016
The Rays defeated Cuba 4–1 and became the first Major League team to play in Cuba since 1999.