July 19, 2011
We would expect something like this from Lou Piniella. But current Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade? No way.
After serving as a coach on the National League squad for Tuesday’s All-Star game, Quade planned to fly home from Phoenix via a commercial flight.
Instead of easily getting through Sky Harbor Airport, Quade was detained by the TSA for close to 40 minutes. Quade was patted down twice and even taken into a back room, where his bags were screened.
“I guess they thought I had a bomb or something,” he told the Chicago Tribune. “I never did tell him [my job]. I don’t do that. I was hoping they’d ask. I guess one of their alarms went off. You hear about it, but now I get the full patdown [and the question] ‘Are you sensitive in any areas?’”
Quade attributed the stop to a gold chain and said he was cleared without even receiving a ‘thank-you’. Quade may have preferred missing the flight, as the Cubs allowed six runs in the top of the ninth to lose their first game back from the break.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 3:55 am