Heyyyy batter, batter … bees?
Thursday’s pre-season game between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies was interrupted by a massive swarm of buzzing bees that brought the game to a halt.
It was San Diego’s final game of Spring Training, top of the ninth with a 10-4 score, when the insects attacked the diamond.
Padres pitcher Clayton Richard said: “You get away from them. Get on the other side of the dugout. I don’t want to be anywhere near that.”
Players were even forced to lay down on the ground to avoid getting stung, and the swarm caused a brief delay in the game.
Bee delays are not uncommon during Spring Training and especially at the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona, where the game took place, according to Cut4.
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Rockies manager Bud Black even recalled a time when there was a 30-minute delay in a game.
“Beekeeper had to come down on left field corner!” Black told the website.