SportsYankees Yankees' game-day flight to Toronto might have been ill-advised Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees reacts after flying out in the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 4, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo Credit: Getty Images By ERIK BOLAND / NEWSDAY @eboland11 Updated May 5, 2015 9:10 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email TORONTO - It was, perhaps, an example of the difference between theory and reality. The Yankees made what Joe Girardi called an "organizational decision" to travel Monday afternoon to Toronto after Sunday night's game in Boston. Clubs usually depart immediately after a Sunday night game, which MLB prefers, and generally arrive in the next city anywhere from 3:30-5 a.m. Consultation with sleep experts brought Monday's itinerary, which called for an 11:30 a.m. flight -- one that ended up taking off about an hour late -- from Boston to Toronto. The usual flight time is about 1 hour, 45 minutes. The theory: Players would get better rest by spending the night in Boston rather than arriving at an odd early-morning hour in a different city and sleeping until noon or later. "I'll see how it works," Girardi said before Monday night's game. "I think the idea behind it is good. It's new for our guys, so we'll see what they say.'' But according to one insider, because of adrenaline, few players, if any, are able to fall asleep right after getting back to the hotel at, say, 1 or 1:30 a.m. after a Sunday night game. In other words, many of them didn't fall asleep until 3:30 or 4 a.m., or later, anyway. "You could say," one team member said, "a lot of [players] are dragging." By ERIK BOLAND / NEWSDAY @eboland11 Erik Boland started in Newsday's sports department in 2002. He covered high school and college sports, then shifted to the Jets beat. He has covered the Yankees since 2009. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.