Johnson City Cardinals Bus driver leaves team stranded
By Chris McIntosh, Chief Photographer / Reporter - email
It has been the talk of minor league baseball for the past few days, as a bus driver for the Johnson City Cardinals decided he had enough, and quit before bringing the team home from an away game.
The J.C. Cards are on the road tonight, but they have a new bus driver, and new found fame around the sporting world.
Starting this week, if you have a CDL drivers license, you can watch the Cardinals for free at Cardinal Park.
If you have a license to drive a bus, the Cardinals will let you in for free July 16th through the 19th as they take on Pulaski.
This all began last Friday night when the cards took on the Greeneville Astros.
The game itself took awhile to play, then after the game, the bus driver became frustrated when he felt the team was taking too long to get on the bus. So he took the bus keys and left, leaving the team behind.
According to J.C. Cards General Manager Tyler Parsons, "I know the guys on their twitter and tweets they were sending out made it seem a lot worse than it really was...they were in the parking lot for maybe 45 minutes until the other driver got there..brought them back here to Johnson City and everything was good to go...but definitely a first for minor league baseball...which you can't say a whole lot."
Parsons says they have had some e-mails from people, volunteering to drive the bus for the team for the remainder of the season.
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