Bee Delay: Swarm of bees takes over Minor League Baseball dugout in Texas

Written by on July 8, 2018 in Critters vs Humans vs Critters - No comments

The bees have become the buzz around baseball once again.

This time, it was a Texas League game between the Corpus Christi Hooks and Northwest Arkansas Naturals, which saw a delayed start when a hive suddenly formed in the Hooks dugout.

It does seem to happen on a diamond somewhere every season. Bees start swarming. Players swat at them a bit. Fans freak.

And nobody can play ball.

Or, perhaps not so unusual.

Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward was once stung repeatedly. Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels players once  found themselves being dive-bombed.

USA Today even offered a “comprehensive history of bees attacking Major League Baseball players.”

And so, here we are.

It’s hard to look away.

Also hard: not to feel itchy.

The game did finally get underway.

The circumstances lost on no one.

Main photo Kevin Goldstein/Twitter

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