GEORGE: You know Keith, what I’ve always wondered, with all these ball clubs flying around all season don’t you think there would be a plane crash? If you think about it . . . 26 teams, 162 games a season, you’d think
eventually an entire team would get wiped out. It’s only a matter of time:
The plane carrying the Phillies back from San Francisco Friday morning had a close call while trying to land at Philadelphia International Airport.
Eyewitness News has learned the Phillies’ chartered Delta 747 was just seconds away from landing when an air traffic controller told another plane to move onto the runway for takeoff. The Phillies’ plane in fact was closer than FAA guidelines generally allow.
Thankfully everything turned out OK.
In other news, how cool is it that a baseball team get a 747? They hold like 400 people. Even if you trick the thing out for maximum luxury with big seats and stuff, they still hold, what, 150 or 200? What’s the size of the team + traveling entourage? Not that big I don’t figure, even for the playoffs. I guess what I’m driving at here is that the Phillies playoff plane could have had a dance floor in the thing, and unless and until I’m told otherwise, I’m going to assume that it did.
(thanks to Jonny for the heads up)