Here’s something you don’t see every day when combing the MLB headlines: Swarm of bees delays start of game between Giants, D-backs.
According to the AP recap on ESPN, with one out in the second inning, these bees congregated in right field and started to make their way toward the Giants dugout. Unlike bee delays in the past — yes, this has happened before — no stinkin’ apiarist was needed:
The grounds crew came up with a sweet solution.
They smeared a combination of concession-stand lemonade and cotton candy on two utility carts and lured many of the bees away from fans and players. Some of the bees, however, found a perch on a television camera.
Chris Young apparently sprinted in from center field when he first noticed the swarm, hopefully screaming “not the bees!”
Interestingly, this is the second straight game the Giants have had to endure a bizarre situation — on Saturday they had to evacuate their facility due to a gas leak.