There are ominous forecasts flying around spelling trouble for New York City's special visit to Philly this weekend. Members of Transport Workers Union Local 234 in Philadelphia voted Sunday to authorize a regional transit strike as of 12:01 a.m. tonight if an agreement cannot be reached. SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) spokesman Richard Maloney called the talks thus far '“constructive” but stopped short of saying any real progress was made," according to the Post.
Negotiations are due to resume at 5 p.m. today. The strike would affect all bus and subway service throughout the city, and potentially create mass chaos on what is shaping up to be an awesome sports weekend. The Yankees are in town for Games 3, 4 and 5 of the World Series, scheduled to take place at Citizen's Bank Park Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and the Giants are also in town, playing across the street from Citizen's Bank vs. division rivals the Eagles on Sunday at 1. To add to the pressure, there are also two rock concerts, two hockey games and a basketball game all scheduled this weekend in Philly, all in the same sports complex! We guess this means Andy Pettitte probably won't be following Cliff Lee's lead.