Cardinals team plane gets stuck in St. Louis

Eileen Blass-USA TODAY

The Cardinals were stuck on the tarmac for nearly seven hours as they waited out a mechanical issue with their plane.

The St. Louis Cardinals' team plane was grounded for nearly seven hours due to a mechanical problem, delaying the team's flight from St. Louis to Boston, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A new plane needed to be called in before the team could eventually get in the air.

The World Series is not scheduled to begin play again until Wednesday, so no games are in danger of being delayed. Furthermore, the team had not been planning on doing any workouts over the off day. However, the Cardinals were forced to sit and wait in the plane while the issue was worked out. The team was originally scheduled to take off at 2 p.m. ET but did not take off until almost 9 p.m.

Manager Mike Matheny said the morale on the plane was good due to having plenty of family on board. The passengers ate dinner, played games, watched movies and browsed their mobile devices.

The World Series will continue Wednesday night. If the Red Sox defeat St. Louis in Game 6, they will clinch their eighth championship in franchise history.

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