Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson couldn't start Tuesday's game because he got stuck in traffic on the way to the ballpark.
Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson had a tough commute on Tuesday. He was supposed to start in a spring training game against the A's but had some travel difficulties.
The initial word was the he got stuck in traffic on the way to the ballpark.
Only in Spring Training: Cubs starter Edwin Jackson stuck in traffic, so he won't pitch until the second inning.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) March 24, 2015
In reality, he went to the wrong stadium.
Edwin Jackson said he put A's complex into Google Maps and it directed him to old Oakland complex at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) March 24, 2015
It turns out he was at the ballpark in time for the first inning, but he didn't have time to get warmed up.
The directional confusion turned out to be the highlight of Jackson's afternoon. He allowed seven runs in 1 2/3 innings.
- Dan Gartland