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Edgy DC
Sep 26 2005 12:18 PM

The Mets are travelling from Washington to Philadelphia by train. Charlie Samuels, whose tenure dates back to before Tom Seaver was traded, says that he knows of no other train trips the team has taken.

Not even in spring?

duan
Sep 26 2005 12:23 PM

nice little journey that. Wonder will they be saying in the Rittenhouse.

MFS62
Sep 26 2005 12:26 PM

According to the Daily News, its a three car private train.

I think all spring training trips are by bus.

Later

metirish
Sep 26 2005 12:31 PM

Seems strange that they never took one, with all the promoting they do of Acela I would have thought that they would take the train to Philly and DC all the time.

soupcan
Sep 26 2005 12:39 PM

I'd like to commute on a private train who do I have call?

Edgy DC
Sep 26 2005 12:41 PM

Boo on the private train. What's the point of doing it without chasing female passengers naked from car to car a la Babe Ruth?

It'll be curious to see if the press corps files any different types of stories.

MFS62
Sep 26 2005 12:52 PM

We now take a slight detour from the Metsiness of this thread, but stay on the topic Edgy just introduced- the pursuit of women.

When he was a junior officer in the British Army, Winston Churchill was Court Martialed for "Being out of uniform for chasing a woman, while he was naked, through the halls of a hotel."

Winston pled his own case before the Court Martial.
He based his defense on the British Army Uniform Handbook which stated "A British Officer shall be considered to be in uniform if he is properly attired for the activity in which he is engaged."

He was found to be "not guilty."

We now return you to the Metsiness of this thread.

Later

SI Metman
Sep 26 2005 04:54 PM

I read somewhere there were women on the train. It was hazing day. Jacobs, Hernandez and Hamulack played dressup.

Jake was Daisy Duke
Hamulack was Elvira
Hernandez was a cheerleader (but was he as attractive as Cano and Wang?)