A spring training game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees was delayed by a swarm of bees on Tuesday. If the Sox and Yankees aren’t going to get angry about their rivalry anymore (even if it is only March), the bees will.
Boston outfielder Mike Carp came running in toward the infield in the third inning and explained to the umpire that there was something buzzing around behind him near the wall. It turned out there was a whole mess of bees, and you can’t blame Carp for wanting nothing to do with it.
The game was delayed for several minutes while a groundskeeper showered the thousands of bees in insect spray. At one point, Mark Teixeira offered a sign of peace to the insect world.
"I offer myself as tribute to the bees" pic.twitter.com/nwgpFtopiO
— Brock (@NapoliDynamite) March 18, 2014
One guy’s offering honey and the other is burning them alive. That makes a lot of sense. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Believe it or not, it wasn’t the first time a swarm of bees has interrupted a baseball game.