Bae Ji-hwan’s Pittsburgh Pirates have a tough road ahead of them.
Local media, including Milwaukee’s local public broadcasting station ‘CBS58’, reported on what the Pirates experienced while traveling from Chicago to Milwaukee on the 17th (KST).
The Pittsburgh team boarded a bus to travel to Milwaukee after finishing the last game of a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs on April 16.
The distance between Chicago and Milwaukee is 148 kilometers, or about an hour and a half by car. The distance is so close that even Major League Baseball teams use buses instead of airplanes to travel between the two cities.
The buses carrying the team were escorted by police, just like any other away trip.
But as they traveled down Interstate 94, the Illinois State Police noticed something strange. They noticed that the team bus was driving erratically.
According to CWB Chicago, the police initially thought the driver was not feeling well and called for an ambulance.
The truth was different. The bus driver, a 61-year-old man named Ronald E. Funderburk, was arrested on the spot after a police investigation revealed that he had been drinking.먹튀검증
Details, including his blood alcohol level, were not released. The team later arrived safely in Milwaukee and began a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
“Most importantly, everyone on the team arrived safely in Milwaukee,” the Pirates said. We utilized a bus provided by the same contractor we have been using for this trip. We are in communication with the parties involved in this matter.”