Swarm of bees delays Diamondbacks-Brewers
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Another spring training, another bee delay at Salt River Fields.
A swarm of bees briefly halted play between the Diamondbacks and Brewers in the second inning of a Cactus League game Sunday for the second time in three seasons.
A similar incident occurred in spring training of 2012, though that delay stopped play for 41 minutes. Sunday’s delay was brief, as the game resume after just a few minutes.
It became apparent something was going on when D-backs right fielder Gerardo Parra made his way toward the infield, clearly uninterested in getting to know the buzzing creatures sharing his corner of the field.
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Play resumed, but between innings, the D-backs’ bullpen in left field emptied in a hurry when the bees took up residence there, swarming the fence so much that it looked a bit like a fuzzy TV.
Play continued without interruption, but Salt River Fields seems to be giving new meaning to the "B games" played during spring training.