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Yankees and Orioles' travel plans get derailed

Joe Girardi speaks during a news conference before

Joe Girardi speaks during a news conference before Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles. (Oct. 8, 2012) (Credit: AP)

It was a scene out of the 80s comedy “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.”

The Yankees, like thousands of others yesterday, had issues leaving Baltimore, their train pulling out of the station at just after 1 a.m.

But the train lost power and it “kind of coasted into Aberdeen [Md.],” Joe Girardi said Tuesday.

The team boarded buses around 3:30 a.m. and arrived at the Stadium some three hours later. “I think our guys made the best of it and kind of laughed at it,” Girardi said. “It’s just something you have to deal with, similar to getting in from the West Coast some days is what it was like.”

The Yankees already had no plans to work out at the Stadium Tuesday. The Orioles were to work out late Tuesday afternoon but canceled after a worse travel experience on the rails than the Yankees, arriving in Manhattan by bus around 9 a.m. “You'd think that a city this close in proximity would be easy to get between,” Girardi said. “But not today.”

Tags: Yankees , Orioles , ALDS , Joe Girardi

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