ANAHEIM — Finally, some buzz behind the Mariners.
A large swarm of bees delayed Sunday’s Mariners-Angles game for 23 minutes, causing many players to run for cover.
“I’ve never seen bees like that,” Mariners Manager Eric Wedge told MLB.com. “I didn’t know what was going on out there for a while, but I’m glad nobody got stung.”
Umpires pulled Mariners players off the field as a swarm of bees settled in the outfield in the bottom of the third inning. A fan and local apiarist from a beehive removal company volunteered his services and pursued the swarm with a Gatorade bucket and a kind of repellent, helping chase away the bees so play could resume. The bees vacated the stadium shortly, but later returned in smaller numbers.
“It was like a Seinfeld episode,” Wilson told MLB.com.
The Mariners won the game, 3-2.