OAKLAND — The Tampa Bay Rays apparently didn’t get word that the Bay Bridge would be closed during their three-game series against the A’s this weekend.
On Friday, starting pitcher David Price fired off several Tweets about his nightmarish commute from the team hotel in San Francisco to the Oakland Coliseum.
“Already an hour down on this ride to Oakland Coliseum, my phone says I have a solid 40 (percent) more,” Price said via Twitter. “Safe to say, I’m not in the best mood now.”
Price later Tweeted that the time-consuming ride cost him $202. He is slated to pitch against the A’s on Friday night, so the longer-than-expected ride no doubt also threw off his routine.
The Bay Bridge is scheduled to open Tuesday morning. By that time, the Rays will be long gone.
In the interim, Price came up with a solution for avoiding a repeat commute Saturday and Sunday.
“Don’t worry, I have a helicopter rented for tomorrow!!,” Price Tweeted “I’ll get to the field in an estimated time of 8 minutes 24 seconds.”