Ryne Sandberg had a two-star Uber driver on Sunday. The Phillies skipper used the car service to get to the ballpark on a day when tens of thousands of people were running passed Citizens Bank Park for the annual Broad Street Run. It really messed up Ryno's commute.
His driver missed the proper exit to avoid the running traffic in front of CBP, then went all the way to the airport, and was still about a mile west of the stadium when he finally let Sandberg out.
Sandberg told the story following yesterday's win over the Nationals. From Todd Zolecki at MLB.com:
"Now I'm hoping that he makes a u-turn, gets back on and goes all the way around to the east again, but he punched in something else that gave him directions," Sandberg said. "So before you know it, I was a mile west of the stadium and it was a parking lot. So I jumped out, not too happy about it, so I walked a mile."
But he still had to cross Broad Street with a steady stream of runners running to the finish line.
"It was a full crowd, full-strength runners at that point," Sandberg said. "No gaps. I talked to the policeman, 'I got to get to the stadium.' Got my briefcase and everything. He goes, 'Well, you want to risk it, kind of get with the runners and get across.' So I actually ran about 50 feet with the runners."
You can see just how thick the running crowd can be in the video below.