Fire Dept. called to clear out swarm of bees at SF Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks game
- 3/4/12, "Bee swarm delays game between D-backs, Giants," Yahoo Sports, S. Henson
Fire officials were summoned, and it took 41 minutes to clear out the bees and get on with the ballgame. The incident took place in the most deluxe spring-training stadium, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The facility opened a year ago and is shared by the Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.
The Diamondbacks and Rockies were involved in the last game delayed by bees, before the teams moved to Scottsdale from spring training sites in Tucson, Ariz. In 2005, a game at Tucson Electric Park was delayed 20 minutes. A bee delay also occurred at the same stadium in 2003.
Diamondbacks ace Ian Kennedy was pitching when the bees disrupted play. The Giants had runners on second and third and Freddy Sanchez was at the plate with one out. Rarely has a rally been halted in such a strange fashion.
“I heard it before I saw it,” Young said. “It’s not the first time it’s happened, so somehow I knew what was going on.”...
Fans above the Giants’ dugout evacuated their seats, and a message on the scoreboard explained the reason for the delay. Officials say it did not appear that anyone was stung or injured.
“When you have how many millions of bees swarming around, it’s not fun,” Diamondbacks shortstop Willie Bloomquist said. “Get out of the way and let the authorities take over.”
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