Red Sox Minor Leaguers Forced to Walk to Hotel After Bus Catches Fire

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Life as a minor league baseball player can be rough, especially if you’re not a sexy draft pick or Cuban defector with a nice contract. According to the AZCentral, most players earn a salary “between $3,000 and $7,500 for a five-month season.” And that doesn’t even factor in the crappy food and shady hotels these guys have to deal with just for a chance to make it to the big leagues.

Oh, and the long bus rides in substitute of a plane have to suck. Just ask Greenville Drive (Red Sox Class A affiliate) catcher Ben Moore all about it. His team’s bus caught fire Thursday as the team traveled from South Carolina to North Carolina to face the Ashville Tourists.

As a result, they all had to walk to their team hotel:

When your bus catches fire and you have to walk the rest of the way to the hotel #Milbproblems @MinorLeagueProb pic.twitter.com/Vt7nwRcVuT

— Ben Moore (@benmoore_7) April 16, 2015

The trip from Greenville to McCormick Field is a little over an hour (per Google Maps), but come on, is there anything more minor league than carrying your pillow on the side of the road? Brutal.

To make matters worse, Greenville fell to Ashville in extra innings by the score of 5-4.

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