Bee swarm causes delay in Yankees-Red Sox game

Members of the field crew spray a swarm of bees in the third inning of a game between the Boston...

Members of the field crew spray a swarm of bees in the third inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees of a game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 18, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP)

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A swarm of bees took the sting out of Tuesday’s New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox spring training game in Tampa, Fla.

A seven-minute delay during the bottom of the third inning was caused after Red Sox left fielder Mike Carp alerted umpires that a large number of bees were congregating around the left-field wall, eventually moving into the visitors' bullpen.

At one point, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira emerged from the dugout holding two bottles of honey in an attempt to lighten the mood.

The grounds crew at Steinbrenner Field eventually used bug spray to get the swarm to buzz off as Flight of the Bumble Bee was blared over the stadium speakers.

The Yankees ended up winning Tuesday’s game 8-1.


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