It’s spring training, which means it’s time for bees to disrupt baseball games.
On March 8, 2015, a game at the Angels’ facility in Tempe was delayed because bees congregated behind the plate. On March 8, 2016, another swarm of bees descended upon Kansas City’s home game against the Rockies. Spooky.
When this happened last year, manager Ned Yost was distressed by the “mass bee genocide,” so he insisted this time around that they be removed alive.
Yost didnt want bees on the field to be exterminated so had come up with a Plan B. (I know, I know). Two men put them in a bag & saved them— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) March 8, 2016
A retired beekeeper named Lowell Hutchinson helped contain the bees, according to the Kansas City Star, and the game was able to continue without delay.
- Dan Gartland