After American Airlines threw Tacoma Rainiers infielder D.J. Peterson some sort of curveball, he and his teammates Daniel Vogelbach, Pat Light, and Mark Lowe were forced to take a very pricey Uber.
Peterson tweeted out Lowe’s Instagram post, explaining that an issue with their flight led them to take a 7-hour Uber ride from Phoenix to Albuquerque, in the middle of the night, to make Monday’s game.
The ride cost them $683.52.
— D.J. Peterson (@DJPeterson) July 17, 2017
The players were lucky to find a driver willing to step up to the plate and take an impromptu, midnight 14-hour road trip. But, as Yahoo News notes, that driver earned about $49 per hour — and a five-star rating from a professional baseball player.