Baseball game delayed due to swarm of bees in stadium
The stadium was abuzz, but not for the reason fans and players would have hoped.
There was an undeniable buzz as San Francisco Giants and Cincinatti Reds prepared to face off on Monday, but not the kind the players might have wanted.
“We are delayed due to bees, if you can bee-lieve it,” tweeted the Giants as workers in protective suits sought to clear the home plate at the Great American Ball Park.
We were delayed due to bees, if you can bee-lieve it. pic.twitter.com/WaB6ljZMqi— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) May 6, 2019
The tie was delayed by 20 minutes following the swarm, with players and umpires forced to keep a safe distance.
That stings! Not just the Giants 12-4 loss to the Reds, but all the bees! The game briefly delayed today 'cuz of a swarm of bees buzzing around home plate at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. @nbcbayarea https://t.co/F2QSVrokq7 pic.twitter.com/Ih1dShLnr5— Janelle Wang (@janellewang) May 7, 2019
There was a sting in the tail for the travelling Giants, as the Reds ended up winning 12-4.