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Baseball is a game of numbers. Batting average, fielding percentage, home runs, total bases, etc. There’s a value and a statistic for virtually everything. However, some of the most interesting numbers for the ‘Riders this season have come off the field. Like every baseball team, the ‘Riders spend a lot of time traveling. How much? I’m glad you asked.
Road trips: 12
Total miles driven: 10,449
Total time on the bus: 178 hours, 45 minutes (approx. 7.5 days)
Gallons in the bus’ fuel tank: 250
Miles per tank of gas: 1,200
Bus MPG: 4.8
Cost of diesel fuel per gallon: $3.86
Gallons of gas used this season: 2,177
Total cost of gas for the season: $8,403
Total time in Midland, TX: Approx. 336 hours
Episodes of Entourage watched on the bus: All of them
Total number of card games played: 1,284
Shortest trip: Northwest Arkansas to Tulsa (1 hour, 45 minutes; 109 miles)
Longest trip: Midland to Corpus Christi (7 hours, 30 minutes; 475 miles)
Average time of arrival: 4:42 a.m.
No doubt, this has been a fun year for the ‘Riders. But as you can see, there’s a lot that goes into getting the guys around the Texas League. Big thanks to Carlos Coleman, the best driver in the Texas League.
The current road trip is almost halfway over. Then it’s off to Corpus Christi for four games, then back home to finish of the regular season. After that? We’ll jump on the bus for San Antonio and the playoffs.
318 miles, 5 hours and 30 minutes.