Baseball can be an unforgiving game sometimes. What happened to the Baltimore Orioles Friday night was just life rubbing salt in their wounds.
While Manny Machado was off enjoying victory and near perfection in his Los Angeles Dodgers debut, several Orioles players were being rescued from a freight elevator after their game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Yes, this is real life.
The group included outfielder Adam Jones, who documented the incident on his Instagram story. Here’s a portion of that featuring Chris Davis attempting to rip the door open with no success.
Check out AJ’s Instagram story for hilarious commentary and to see if they got out. pic.twitter.com/S1bJJktufa
— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) July 21, 2018
According to Jones, the group was stuck on the elevator for 30 minutes until a crew arrived to rescue them.
Some of the Orioles were just stuck in a freight elevator for half an hour and had to get out like this.
I feel bad for Baltimore but this season is tremendous content. pic.twitter.com/IjnBntDgp5
— Whitney McIntosh (@WhitneyM02) July 21, 2018
We knew life without Manny Machado wasn’t going to be easy for Baltimore on the field. This team was already 41 games under .500 before trading him, so we expected the losses to continue mounting. Friday’s defeat was already their 70th of the season. It’s not out of the question that the Orioles will lose 110 or 115 games as they continue trading veterans for prospects.
That aside, we didn’t expect the degree of difficulty to increase this dramatically off the field too.
Losing your best player is tough enough. Losing your 70th game right out of the All-Star break is also not fun. Compounding all of that by being stuck in a hot freight elevator for 30 minutes on a Friday night, well, that might be the worst start to a weekend ever.
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