The Yankees will be on time, too, despite the best efforts of some elephants, who yesterday twice delayed the team on trips.
The elephant was munching on a tree as the Americans left the Bakubung Bush Lodge, and it moved to the side of the road after about 4 minutes.
Earlier in the afternoon, a bus carrying 10 players on their way to an open-air market at the entrance to the team hotel got stuck behind an elephant, spokesman Michael Kammarman said. Players had timed the trip to get back to the hotel in time for the start of the World Cup opener between South Africa and Mexico.Standard procedure for this first African World Cup, I suppose.
The AP story points out that it's unclear if the same elephant was responsible for both delays.