February 13, 2014 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with 1 comments
Winter storm Pax has pummeled the eastern United States over the past 48 hours as it continues to push north from Virginia into New England. Already, the storm has affected a number of teams trying to travel to warmer climates for big tournaments this weekend in Tampa (Warm Up) and San Diego (President’s Day).
Perhaps no team has been more dedicated to finding some sunshine and some early Spring games than Brown.
After having their flight from Providence, Rhode Island, to Washington, D.C. — the first leg of their journey to San Diego — canceled yesterday evening, they had to make a decision. Give up on making it to President’s Day, or drive to Washington.
The team’s three captains met late last night and decided that they would face a harrowing drive through the middle of Pax starting at Midnight last night.
“Everyone bought in immediately,” said captain Dan Jacobson. “It’s been a pretty fun trip actually.”
I spoke with five members of the team at just before 8 AM this morning — they were in Delaware.
That “fun” that Jacobson was referring to? Pushing stuck cars a few times and driving when “you couldn’t really see the lanes.”
“They’ve gone from the worst conditions i’ve ever seen to slightly less than the worse conditions I’ve ever seen,” said Marc Langer.
Unfortunately for Brown, their flight out of Washington was just canceled minutes ago. They will likely have to turn around and head back to Providence.
A second cancelled flight from @united will stop BMo from making it to San Diego for Prez-Day. We can drive PVD-IAD but planes can't fly.
— Brown Ultimate (@brownultimate) February 13, 2014
We wish them, and everyone else trying to travel today and tomorrow, best of luck and safe travels.