September 22, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels fan John Poto is surrounded by a swarm of bees during a stoppage in play in the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The game was delayed due to the bees on the field. Poto is a beekeeper who was in attendance for the game. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Swarm of bees delays game between New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox (Video)


Apparently, bees are pretty big fans of Major League Baseball.

Strangely enough, for whatever reason, we often see bees conglomerate on the field level during professional baseball games which understandably results in a stoppage of play.

Such an event happened today during the Spring Training game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

With the Yankees holding a 5-0 lead over their arch rivals, a disturbance was seen in the outfield – that disturbance being a swarm of unhappy bees.

A small delay took place as somebody (clearly not the brightest crayon in the box) decided to spray water on the unhappy bees, aggravating them even more.

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira then showed up in the New York dugout equipped with a few jars of honey, which I’m assuming he yanked out of the clubhouse kitchen (unless he randomly walks around with jars of honey).

Thankfully nobody was hurt and the bees eventually made their way off the field.

Last season, a San Diego Padres regular season game was delayed by a swarm of bees near the third base line while something similar happened during a game between the Mariners and Angels in Anaheim.

H/T Jimmy Traina

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