Minor league players in the St. Louis Cardinals organization had the worst hotel accommodations on a road trip to San Antonio.
Road trips are difficult enough without the miserable conditions adding to stress.
Minor league players in the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals had a nightmare in San Antonio when they were forced to sleep in a hotel conference room.
The video of gamers sleeping on top of chairs arranged in a row while makeshift beds speaks for itself.
According to Nick Plummer, the 24-year-old outfielder from Springfield, the hotel was to blame for not saving the team’s reserve.
Apparently it was not possible to find another set of rooms at 3:00 am.
Someone got it wrong big time, and it’s the minor leaguers who have had to pay the price.
The Cardinals’ minor leaguers aren’t the only ones forced into ridiculous situations
Whether or not it is an avoidable mistake, the plight of minor league baseball players continues to be highlighted with examples of ridiculous conditions that professional athletes must endure.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported on an amazing situation in Oakland, where A’s minor leaguers have to pay more to stay at the team’s Stockton hotel during a stay at home than their salary could cover. At least when they go on tour, the team covers hotel expenses.
As the Cardinals showed, that may be a blessing on the wallet, but hell on the back.
Minor league players can’t seem to take a break. It will be up to Major League Baseball to begin addressing all of these issues.
The Springfield Cardinals will play six games in San Antonio this week. They’ll be more rested for Game 2 of that series on Wednesday than for Tuesday’s outing, assuming the team resolves their hotel situation.