WATCH: Yankees/Red Sox Delayed By Bees
A giant swarm of bees was found in the left field corner of George M. Steinbrenner Field. Red Sox left fielder Mike Carp informed the umpire crew who then ordered that the bees be taken care of before play resumed.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixera made an attempt to save the day as he brought out two teddy bear jars of honey to possibly lure the bees away. I’m not really sure what his thought process was there, but check it out:
Even more ridiculous, according to Pinstripe Alley, John Sterling, the ‘voice of the New York Yankees’, suggested that they throw beer on the bees so they get drunk and pass out.
Sterling: "What would happen if you throw beer (on the bees)? Do they get drunk and fall over?" // What is going on
— Pinstripe Alley (@pinstripealley) March 18, 2014
The bees eventually buzzed off, but Yankees backup catcher Francisco Cervelli promptly hit the ball into the left field corner for a triple when play resumed. Carp was a bit hesitant to go after the ball for obvious reasons.
Check out the video (courtesy of MLB) to see what all of the buzz is about:
Luckily the bees weren’t as pesky and in players faces as those darn Lake Erie midges from Jacob’s Field in Cleveland during the 2007 playoffs. I don’t think Joba Chamberlain was ever the same after that incident. In case you forgot about those evil bugs, here is a refresher (courtesy of MLB):
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