Rockies-Royals game overrun by massive swarm of bees

Tuesday March 8th, 2016

It’s spring training, which means it’s time for bees to disrupt baseball games. 

We’ve seen it happen to the Yankees and during a regular season game in Anaheim between the Angels and Mariners, but the Royals attract bees like nobody else.

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.

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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. 

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

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