MLB Rumors: Cubs’ Flight To Los Angeles Diverted With NLCS Looming

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The Chicago Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals on Thursday night in Game 5 of the National League Division Series, earning them a date with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Championship Series… if the Cubbies ever land in Tinseltown.

The Cubs and Dodgers are scheduled to play Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for 8:08 p.m. ET. The Cubs were having problems getting to Los Angeles as of Friday morning, though, making for a long stretch considering Thursday night’s winner-take-all NLDS showdown in Washington lasted four hours, 37 minutes and ended at close to 1 a.m. ET.

According to Danny Parkins of WSCR in Chicago, the Cubs’ flight to Los Angeles after Thursday’s ALDS win was diverted due to a non-player health issue, leaving the team stranded in Albuquerque, N.M.

Someone get this team a pilot.

Obviously, as Parkins mentions, the important thing here is that the family member is OK. This still is a tough break for the defending World Series champions, though, especially since the Dodgers already have the benefit of four days off between their NLDS-clinching win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night and Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday night.

Thumbnail photo via Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports Images

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