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Greetings from Gate A-30

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  October 30, 2012 08:47 AM

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DETROIT -- Good morning from the Al Kaline International Airport here in Detroit. We are are waiting to (hopefully) fly home to Boston at 10 a.m.

The World Series ended on Sunday night. But with Hurricane Sandy striking on Monday, there was no getting out of Detroit. So it was a rare day on the road without a baseball game to attend.

The folks at MLB must have been relieved to get the Series over so quickly. It was raining in Detroit last night with more on the way.

Given what was going on back on the East Coast, nobody was complaining. I wrote a Red Sox notebook and a story on Buster Posey.

Plenty of other time was spent figuring out travel plans. The idea of driving back home was briefly considered then rejected. It would take roughly 14 hours and the idea of driving into bad weather seemed a little nutty.

Considered trying to fly to an airport closer to Boston and driving from there. But finding a flight was impossible.

The best alternative seemed was waiting and hoping a flight would leave for Boston today. So far, that seems to be the case.

Here's hoping you got through the storm safely. It has been very strange seeing so many friends in New York and New Jersey disappear from Twitter and Facebook because they don't have power or were being evacuated. The scenes from Manhattan were staggering.

Anyway, that's it for now. There's a plane at the gate and hopefully it will take off. After nine months on the road, it'll be a relief to get home. Now more than ever.

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