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Swarm of bees delay U.S. baseball game

Fan, apiarist at local beehive removal company, helps grounds crew (MLB.com)

Fan, apiarist at local beehive removal company, helps grounds crew (MLB.com)


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Monday, September 23, 2013, 8:52 AM -

It wasn't a rain delay at the baseball game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California Sunday-- it was a bee delay.

The game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners was delayed twice because of a bee swarm.

Both teams ducked into their dugouts to escape the stinging insects.

"I've never seen bees like that," Mariners manager Eric Wedge told MLB.com. "I've seen quite a few instances in my days as a manager with different types of bugs, but never like that with a swarm of bees. I couldn't see them for a long time. Then finally I got my eyes fixed on them, and then I couldn't get rid of them. I didn't know what was going on out there for a while, but I'm glad nobody got stung."

The first delay lasted more than 20 minutes during the third inning.

There was another delay in the fourth before a blast from a fire extinguisher finally sent the bees on their way.

With files from The Canadian Press

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