Cardinals use social media while grounded on broken plane to Boston

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The Cardinals charter flight to Boston for Game 6 of the World Series was grounded due to a mechanical problem on the plane.

They remained on the broken plane for seven hours while a replacement plane was being sent.

It came from Atlanta and arrived at Lambert around 6 p.m.

Delta Airlines Officials told Fox 2 that it "took time" to locate a crew to fly the charter plane and find a plane the same size.

Players used social media during the delay.

Matt Carpenter tweeted "On the bright side really getting to know my teammates children."

David Freese tweeted "Pizza on the way boys."

The Cardinals were supposed to leave for Boston around 1 p.m., but the team did not end up leaving until after 8 p.m.

"That is outrageous," Cardinals Fan Charles Crain said. "They should have had another plane waiting."

Delta Airlines officials told Fox 2 that they apologized to the Cardinals organization for the problem.

The Red Sox beat the Cardinals in St. Louis in on Monday night's game 5. Now, the Red Birds must win both games in Boston to become the World Series champs. Boston now leads the series 3 to 2.

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