Swarm of bees delay U.S. baseball game
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