Take a gander at the crap Shuck's dad had to go through in order to not make it to Houston in time for the game last night:
Shuck's father, Jack, got the call from his son at 2:30 Friday morning and spent the next 16 hours trying - unsuccessfully - to get to Houston in time for the first game of a three-game series against the National League Central-leading Brewers. Jack had a flat tire on his way to the airport in Columbus, then had his flight to Houston canceled because of severe weather.
"This hasn't worked out the way I had hoped," an exasperated Jack Shuck said late Friday afternoon from an airport in North Carolina, where he was hoping to fly standby to Houston. "There's not even a sports bar nearby where I can go watch the game...
"...This is what we've been dreaming of for 20 years and I'm not going to make it there. It's unbelievable," Jack Shuck said. "Maybe I'll be able to look back and laugh about this some day, but I'm not laughing now."
Holy Jeebus. That's just not fair.