Wednesday's Tigers-Pirates game was delayed by a pair of pigeons

Thursday August 14th, 2014

Two pigeons delayed Wednesday’s game between the Pirates and the Tigers when they refused to leave the field. The bizarre incident happened during the first inning during Miguel Cabrera's at-bat.

Both sides tried -- and failed -- to scare the birds away. Tigers first baseman Cabrera slowly waved his bat around; the birds didn’t bat an eye. Pirates pitcher Vance Worley then rolled the ball toward the pigeons, who remained steadfast.

It took a Tigers ground crew made up of two men, armed with a bird-catching net and a box, to finally get the guests off the field.

The Tigers ended up winning 8-4.


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