PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies have fined second baseman Tom Herr for missing the opening game of the club's weekend series in New York against the Mets because he was unable to fly to the game.
Herr spent Thursday at his Lancaster home and received permission to fly to New York from Harrisburg on Friday for the 7:35 p.m. game at Shea Stadium. But a low cloud ceiling shut down the airport. Herr was stuck sitting on the runway and wasn't able to get off the plane until about 5:30 p.m. He missed the game, in which the Phillies lost 9-3 to the Mets.
General Manager Lee Thomas and Manager Nick Leyva confirmed that Herr will be fined an undisclosed amount of money, and Leyva indicated that it will be a day's pay.