Yankees stayed at Dulles overnight after Nationals rainout, flight delay

Annette Crawford
May 18, 2018

The team ended up spending the night at Dulles Airport when it was unable to take off for Kansas City on Wednesday night. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said they could not make up any games that day because of a lack of hotel accommodations and a scheduled event at Nationals Park.

The June 18 makeup comes on a common off-day for both teams, with the Nationals returning home following a trip to NY (where they'll face the Yankees for two games) and Toronto (where they'll face the Blue Jays for three games).

Cashman said it was a combination of issues, including a mechanical problem with the airplane, still stormy weather in the area and aviation regulations that limit the number of hours a crew can work in a single shift.

With D.C. hotels almost filled up, the Yankees had to sleep at the airport.

If you happened to be at Dulles International Airport waiting for a delayed flight Thursday morning, you may have seen the Bronx Bombers in the same predicament.

"It was an unfortunate set of circumstances", GM Brian Cashman said late Thursday afternoon.

Good thing for the Yankees was their series with the Royals doesn't start until Friday, so they got a chance to sleep off the rough night on a much-needed day off.

"It was a flawless storm of a series of events that caused it", Cashman said.

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