The Millers were led by former Red Sox 1st baseman George Scott (no not the one who starred in the Hindenburg, but after watching the Millers front office in action, you'll be thinking Oh the humanity).  The team couldn't afford a big enough bus for the players and bought a smaller one. They would lose on the road because they couldn't fit all of the pitchers on the bus and had to leave some behind in Minneapolis, leaving the starters to fend for themselves no matter how bad they were getting beaten. That was fine with the pitchers because the bus would only break down anyway.