Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Yes, You're Booked on a Flight of the Absurd

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Yes, You're Booked on a Flight of the Absurd

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At this whole firing thing, the Atlanta Braves proved to be worse this week than their record. At 20 games under .500 with more than a week still to go before Memorial Day, that's saying something.

As most fans know, the team with the worst record in the National League fired manager Fredi Gonzalez while the team was in the midst of a four-game series vs. the Pirates at PNC Park.

Except Gonzalez, in his sixth season, didn't find out from his general manager. Or from a newspaperman. Or even from some blogger on the internet.

Gonzalez received an email Monday that had been sent from the team's travel agency that informed him his flight for the next day ? Tuesday ? had been booked from Pittsburgh to Atlanta. Whoops. The Braves weren't scheduled to depart Pittsburgh until Thursday. …

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