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WJZ:  Orioles’ Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Jacksonville After Fire On Board

Jeffrey Maier has been brought in for questioning.

A flight carrying the Baltimore Orioles had to make an emergency landing in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday night after a fire on board.

The plane was en route to Tampa where the Orioles are scheduled to play a series with the Rays starting Monday night.

The fire was in the kitchen area. . . .

No injuries have been reported.

JE (Jason) Posted: September 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM | 58 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gamingboy Posted: September 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4249610)
Thankfully, Matt Wieters not only stopped the fire using his icey super-breath, but then flew outside to take over for one of the engines. Said one of the pilots: "Fly, just.... fly."
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: September 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4249622)
they picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue
   3. Steve Treder Posted: September 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4249624)
I want you to pour every light you have onto that runway!
   4. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM (#4249627)
Never should have let Fred McGriff on the plane.
   5. villageidiom Posted: October 01, 2012 at 12:43 AM (#4249658)
Boy: Wait a minute. I know you. You're Adam Jones. You play baseball for the Baltimore Orioles.

Man: I'm sorry, but you must have me confused with someone else. My name is Roger Murdock. I'm the co-pilot.

Boy: You are Adam Jones! I've seen you play. My dad's got season tickets.

Man: I think you should go back to your seat now, Joey. Right, Captain?

Captain: Nah, he's not bothering anyone, let him stay here.

Man: But just remember, my name is Roger Murdock. I'm an airline pilot.

Boy: I think you're the greatest, but my dad says you don't work hard enough on defense. And he says that lots of times, you don't even run down to first.

Man: The hell I don't! LISTEN KID! I've been hearing that crap ever since I was in high school. I'm out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to drag McLouth and Markakis around the outfield every night for 9 innings.
   6. bobm Posted: October 01, 2012 at 12:51 AM (#4249661)
In Jacksonville Buck Showalter held an impromptu team meeting, in which he told Orioles players that Peter Angelos "doesn't think too highly of your worth. He put this team together because he thought we'd be bad enough to finish dead last, knocking attendance down to the point where he could move the team to Miami... and get rid of all of us for better personnel."
   7. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: October 01, 2012 at 12:54 AM (#4249663)
Pinch hitting for Pedro Strop... Manny Machado... chado... chado...
   8. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 01, 2012 at 12:58 AM (#4249665)
Machado: Tell me, Joey. Have you ever seen a grown Manny naked?
   9. Walt Davis Posted: October 01, 2012 at 03:25 AM (#4249682)
Surely this is the dumbest thread ever.
   10. RollingWave Posted: October 01, 2012 at 04:51 AM (#4249687)
The O's are so hot, even their plane catches fire.
   11. Walt Davis Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:07 AM (#4249688)
RollingWave ... you are history's greatest monster and I hope you never get another straight line as long as you live.
   12. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:58 AM (#4249692)
Surely you're being too harsh.
   13. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 01, 2012 at 07:22 AM (#4249701)
Surely you can't be serious.
   14. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 01, 2012 at 07:25 AM (#4249702)
No one's going for the punch, Shirley.
   15. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 01, 2012 at 07:36 AM (#4249707)
*Punches MCoA*
   16. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 01, 2012 at 07:36 AM (#4249708)
AND DON'T CALL ME SHIRLEY, B*TCH.
   17. Kurt Posted: October 01, 2012 at 08:24 AM (#4249725)
So, no one wants to touch "I speak jive"?
   18. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 01, 2012 at 08:45 AM (#4249729)
This raises an interesting, albeit macabre question. The Orioles have already clinched a postseason spot. I know that MLB has provisions in place for a special draft to fill out the rosters of any team wiped out in a disaster. But if the unthinkable happened, would the newly-drafted replacement Orioles still make the playoffs? That'd ba a hell of a thing.

I'm glad we didn't find out the answer over the weekend.
   19. Cabbage Posted: October 01, 2012 at 08:58 AM (#4249733)
"Do you have any light reading?"
"We have this pamphlet on successful Angelos-era Orioles teams."
   20. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 01, 2012 at 09:13 AM (#4249741)
I prefer my men like my bats--maple
   21. Swoboda is freedom Posted: October 01, 2012 at 09:14 AM (#4249742)
What can you make of this thread, Johnny?

Well, I can make a hat, or a broach...
   22. DKDC Posted: October 01, 2012 at 09:20 AM (#4249747)
#18,

Yes, the thought went through my head as well. I’m pretty sure MLB has never released the full details of those types of contingencies, but it would almost certainly have to be an expansion-like draft. It would be an odd thing to do this late in the season, especially with all of the strategery that it could involve: teams would leave all their pending free agents unprotected, and the drafting team would be incentivized to loot their potential playoff opponents as much as possible.

Oh, and

There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
   23. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 01, 2012 at 10:05 AM (#4249782)

I just want you to know, we're all counting on you (to beat the Yankees)

   24. escabeche Posted: October 01, 2012 at 10:27 AM (#4249801)
"Are you telling us absolutely everything?"
"Not exactly -- we're also out of Ivanon Coffie."

   25. joeysdadjoe Posted: October 01, 2012 at 12:00 PM (#4249906)
Mitt Romney says they should open the windows.
   26. bunyon Posted: October 01, 2012 at 12:32 PM (#4249967)
Thome: There was smoke everywhere. Endy got sick. Man, he came unglued.
Prosecutor: Manny came unglued?
Thome: Oh, no. Manny was a rock, the best third baseman in the league. Endy got sick, all over Manny.
Prosecutor: What did Oliver do to Manny?
Thome: Nothing, Oliver was on the DL. It was Endy that threw up.
Prosecutor: Over Machado?
Thome: No. I don't think I'll ever get over Machado.
   27. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 01, 2012 at 01:17 PM (#4250024)
"The fog is getting thicker."
"And the Panda is getting larger!"
   28. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 01, 2012 at 01:24 PM (#4250032)
I’m pretty sure MLB has never released the full details of those types of contingencies


As I recall the old National Sports Daily had a cover story on the four major sports contingency plans. I don't remember how detailed it was unfortunately.
   29. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: October 01, 2012 at 02:12 PM (#4250081)
The link doesn't work upstairs.

I read elsewhere that the plane emergency-landed and evacuated, and then everyone piled back on and finished the flight. I do not know if I would have gotten back onto a plane that was recently on fire, even if it was declared safe.
   30. Chris Needham Posted: October 01, 2012 at 02:30 PM (#4250101)
Wikipedia supposedly has some details on a contingency plan.
   31. just plain joe Posted: October 01, 2012 at 02:34 PM (#4250105)
I do not know if I would have gotten back onto a plane that was recently on fire, even if it was declared safe.


No shite, if I were in that situation, and made it safely to the ground, I would never, ever fly again, whether it was the same plane or any other plane.
   32. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 01, 2012 at 02:38 PM (#4250114)
It was the toughest plane flight ever. It was worse than going to Detroit.
   33. BDC Posted: October 01, 2012 at 03:29 PM (#4250172)
it would almost certainly have to be an expansion-like draft

There's not only a contingency plan, but Andy Van Slyke has written a novel about it.
   34. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 01, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4250201)
MATT WIETERS: The strike zone is from the armpits to the knees only, there is no leeway in the strike zone.
MATT WIETERS: The strike zone is from the armpits to the knees only, there is no leeway in the strike zone.
JOE WEST: The strike zone is in the vicinity of the navel to the upper thigh or so.
MATT WIETERS: The strike zone is from the armpits to the knees only, there is no leeway in the strike zone.
JOE WEST: The strike zone is at various points between the neck and the shin.
MATT WIETERS: NO! The strike zone is from the armpits to the knees only, there is no leeway in the strike zone.
JOE WEST: Listen, Matty, don't start up with your strike zone shit again.
MATT WIETERS: Oh really, Joseph, why pretend, we both know perfectly well what it is you're talking about. You want me to have an abortion.
   35. BDC Posted: October 01, 2012 at 04:35 PM (#4250256)
"Unless this plane lands safely, the Yankees are going to win the pennant!"

"What is it, doctor?"

"It's a colorful long flag that flies over center field, but that doesn't matter right now."
   36. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: October 01, 2012 at 04:44 PM (#4250265)
I do not know if I would have gotten back onto a plane that was recently on fire, even if it was declared safe.


A fire on board a plane is not the same as a plane being on fire.

Really, you are not going to get on board because somebody accidentally lit a towel on fire?
   37. bunyon Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4250294)
I wouldn't get on a plane with a guy who recently lit a towel on fire on a plane, no.
   38. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4250301)
A fire on board a plane is not the same as a plane being on fire.
The phrase "A distinction without a difference" comes to mind...

I would just like to say that this was an interesting test for me. It turns out, I'm a good enough person that I was glad to hear the plane landed safely and no one was hurt, but not so good as person to be above hoping this would cost the Orioles some rest and make them more easily beaten by TB.
   39. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:20 PM (#4250302)
I do not know if I would have gotten back onto a plane that was recently on fire, even if it was declared safe.


I know for certain that I would have said \"#### you" to anyone who even thought about putting me on another plane. I would have borrowed/rented/stolen a car and driven my ass wherever I was supposed to be. The only way I would be getting back on a plane in that situation is B.A. Baracus style.
   40. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:25 PM (#4250307)
Really, you are not going to get on board because somebody accidentally lit a towel on fire?


Nope. Besides proving the idiocy and possible pyromania of a fellow passenger, those things are closed ventilation systems. Who knows if the burning did something nasty to the air quality on the plane?

Really, I just don't understand why they don't make airplane windows that are capable of opening. It would solve a lot of problems, and cause not a single other one.
   41. Steve Treder Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4250308)
Really, I just don't understand why they don't make airplane windows that are capable of opening. It would solve a lot of problems, and cause not a single other one.

Mitt? Is that YOU?!?
   42. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:35 PM (#4250312)
I know for certain that I would have said \"#### you" to anyone who even thought about putting me on another plane. I would have borrowed/rented/stolen a car and driven my ass wherever I was supposed to be. The only way I would be getting back on a plane in that situation is B.A. Baracus style.

Only because you were on the plane when it happened? That's not logical. If it's the mere fact that you know that it can happen, then you should never get on another plane, starting now. If it was concern about the particular plane, then getting on another plane should pose no problem.
   43. cardsfanboy Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:36 PM (#4250314)
Mitt? Is that YOU?!?


As a liberal, I find the entire making a mountain out of a molehill with Mitt's comments to be really annoying. His comments were 100% clearly meant as a joke, yet somehow some people are acting like it's a possibility he didn't mean it as a joke.

It's fun to pick on him, but it really shows peoples inability to get nuance if they watch that clip and for one second think he was being serious when he made his comments.
   44. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:38 PM (#4250315)
Only because you were on the plane when it happened? That's not logical. If it's the mere fact that you know that it can happen, then you should never get on another plane, starting now. If it was concern about the particular plane, then getting on another plane should pose no problem.


Logic has nothing to do with it. If I'm on a plane that goes in for an emergency landing I'm changing my pants and renting a car. You're 100% right, it's illogical, but I know myself well enough to know that there is no way in hell I'm getting back on that plane.
   45. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:43 PM (#4250317)
Really, I just don't understand why they don't make airplane windows that are capable of opening. It would solve a lot of problems, and cause not a single other one.


Maybe a sunroof would be nice also?
   46. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:52 PM (#4250324)
As a liberal, I find the entire making a mountain out of a molehill with Mitt's comments to be really annoying. His comments were 100% clearly meant as a joke, yet somehow some people are acting like it's a possibility he didn't mean it as a joke.

It's fun to pick on him, but it really shows peoples inability to get nuance if they watch that clip and for one second think he was being serious when he made his comments.


Agreed. Cheap humor on my part.
   47. DKDC Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4250328)
So, did the Red Sox plane (train?) go down on the way up to New York?

The starting lineup tonight, against CC Sabathia:

Pedro Ciriaco, 2B
Daniel Nava, LF
Cody Ross, RF
Mauro Gomez, 1B
Ryan Lavarnway, DH
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Danny Valencia, 3B
Che-Hsuan Lin, CF
Jose Iglesias, SS
   48. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 01, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4250330)
I was on a plane headed to Europe. About 30 minutes into the flight, it suddenly turned around and returned to the airport, where it was met with an armada of vehicles with flashing red lights, etc. We were herded off and made to wait in a particular area for a couple of hours. Anyone taking photos was told to stop, and all explanations were unhelpfully short and vague,

My automatic reaction was, "If I don't see the same crew get back on that plane, I'm not, either." But they did, and I did.
   49. Cabbage Posted: October 01, 2012 at 06:08 PM (#4250333)
Don't you guys realize that the FAA allows up airlines to average up to 5% "on-fire" time during cruise flight, over the course of any particular 28 day period? Of course, they don't start issuing fines until its near 6.5%, so most US carriers hover around 6.1%
   50. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: October 01, 2012 at 06:09 PM (#4250334)
My friend is of Polish ancestry. She got on a plane here in CT to fly out to her homeland, seeing all of the relatives and such. This was the morning of September 11,2001.

Her plane got like halfway through the flight, and then the tower told them to turn back. So they did; slowly and gradually turning around without telling the passengers what was going on. No one ever told them what was happening.

She disembarked at Bradley airport in CT, expecting to be in Poland. She was very confused that all of the signs were in English.

*Insert insensitive Polish joke here*
   51. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: October 01, 2012 at 07:13 PM (#4250399)
The phrase "A distinction without a difference" comes to mind...

No it's really not. If a passenger decides to light up in the bathroom, because they can't possibly do 3 hours without their deathsticks, it would be technically accurate to say there was a fire on board the plane. A small contained fire in the kitchen area, isolated from any of the planes system, is not going to do jack. People are acting like this was an engine fire or something. Aerophobia does weird things to otherwise rational people I guess...

Nope. Besides proving the idiocy and possible pyromania of a fellow passenger, those things are closed ventilation systems. Who knows if the burning did something nasty to the air quality on the plane?

No they aren't. Planes suck in and filter air from outside the cabin through the engines during flight.
   52. phredbird Posted: October 01, 2012 at 08:13 PM (#4250456)
Really, I just don't understand why they don't make airplane windows that are capable of opening. It would solve a lot of problems, and cause not a single other one.


guh? dint you see how goldfinger got sucked out faster than sh-t through a goose?
   53. AndrewJ Posted: October 01, 2012 at 08:35 PM (#4250468)
"It's Lieutenant Hurwitz. Severe shell-shock. Thinks he's Chris Berman."
   54. toratoratora Posted: October 01, 2012 at 09:09 PM (#4250495)
Kurkjian: Hey mister, can I ask you a question?
Matt Wieters: A question - what is it?
Kurkjian: It's an interrogative statement designed to test knowledge, but that's not important right now.
   55. Misirlou's been working for the drug squad Posted: October 01, 2012 at 09:15 PM (#4250504)
My friend is of Polish ancestry. She got on a plane here in CT to fly out to her homeland, seeing all of the relatives and such. This was the morning of September 11,2001.

Her plane got like halfway through the flight, and then the tower told them to turn back. So they did; slowly and gradually turning around without telling the passengers what was going on. No one ever told them what was happening.

She disembarked at Bradley airport in CT, expecting to be in Poland. She was very confused that all of the signs were in English.


Sorry, but this is nonsense.
   56. AndrewJ Posted: October 02, 2012 at 07:57 AM (#4250731)
Back to Airplane!... I remember seeing a matinee of that in October 1980 at my hometown theater (which is now closing because it can't afford the transfer to digital projection, BTW), and came home just in time to watch Tug McGraw strike out Jose Cardenal to end Game 5 of the World Series.
   57. OsunaSakata Posted: October 02, 2012 at 08:23 AM (#4250741)
In Jacksonville Buck Showalter held an impromptu team meeting, in which he told Orioles players that Peter Angelos "doesn't think too highly of your worth. He put this team together because he thought we'd be bad enough to finish dead last, knocking attendance down to the point where he could move the team to Miami... and get rid of all of us for better personnel."


"..because as you all know, there isn't any major league baseball in Miami."
   58. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 02, 2012 at 09:04 AM (#4250762)
It's fun to pick on him, but it really shows peoples inability to get nuance if they watch that clip and for one second think he was being serious when he made his comments.


If he doesn't want people to pick on him for that kind of stuff, he should work on his delivery. Maybe try doing some sets in smaller clubs, for practice, until he can come across as an actual human instead of some kind of freaky autistic robot-man.

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