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Cards offer bus drivers free admission to games after being abandoned in Greeneville

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Courtesy of J.C. Cardinals Twitter page Courtesy of J.C. Cardinals Twitter page

When it comes to finding the silver lining in a bad situation, the Johnson City Cardinals are champs.

After losing Saturday night’s away game in Greeneville against the Astros, the Cards bus driver reportedly became impatient and stranded the players, coaches and staff at the baseball stadium.

“…the Cardinals bus driver became agitated as the team was loading the bus, finally hitting a boiling point where he took the keys and stormed off into the night never to return,” according to a JC Cardinals news release.

While most people would have become frustrated at the loss of their ride home, the Cards took to social media making light of the bus abandonment by posting humorous Tweets, thus giving their followers a play-by-play of the entire ordeal.

Following their rescue from Greeneville, the minor league baseball organization continues to be a class act by offering bus drivers with a valid CDL license free admission to any of this week’s games.

“As a result of this incident, the Johnson City Cardinals are looking to be proactive in relieving the stress many bus drivers accumulate over the years,” according to a news release posted Monday on “Any person holding a CDL (Commerical Driver’s License) that can legally drive a bus will receive a free ticket to any of this week’s games, including games vs. Pulaski Wednesday-Friday.”

For those wanting to catch a game, the Cards are home this week playing Pulaski Wednesday through Friday and then Bristol Saturday through Monday. All of the games will start at 7 p.m.

Click through the slideshow above to read Tweets sent out Friday during the transportation mishap.

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