I loved this story about Ryan Grant missing his flight and going to extreme measures to get to Miller Park yesterday, only because it is so quintessentially New York at the beginning of it.
From Bob Wolfley:
Grant dropped in for a visit with Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder during the fourth inning of the Fox Sports Wisconsin telecast of the Brewers-Braves telecast.
Grant told viewers he took extraordinary measures to travel from New York to Milwaukee in order to be at Miller Park.
“My car service that was supposed to pick me up and take me to the airport from New York," Grant said. "As I stuck my hand to open the car door, he locked the door and drove off. It sounds crazy, but that’s exactly what happened. He drove away slowly so I thought he was going to make a U-turn. He might have been a Giants fan, I don’t know. He wasn’t a Packers fan. He just kept going. I looked at my brother and my friend and said, ‘Did we just get pranked? Is this a joke?’ "
Grant said he didn’t have time to get another ride from a service, so he drove to the airport himself, but was caught in traffic and missed his flight. He could not be booked on another flight and make the game on time.
So Grant drove to another airport and hired a private jet.
“I told them I was going to be here, so I had to make sure I was here,” Grant said.
Schroeder asked Grant how much it cost him to hire the private jet.
“Lot of money,” Grant said. “Lot of, lot of, money. My friend and my brother joined me. I told them to enjoy the flight and stay awake.”
You can argue whether or not hiring a private jet during a lockout is a wise signal to be sending, but you can't argue with Grant's dedication. Just. Awesome.
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