Unbeelievable reason for delayed beegining to Reds game

Posted at 12:53 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 18:19:34-04

CINCINNATI — Unbeelievable.

The beegining of Monday's Reds-Giants game at GA-Bee-P was delayed by bees.

Associated Press sports writer Joe Kay tweeted that there was a swarm of bees beehind home plate.

The team shared video of Derek Dietrich Beetrich bumbling around on the field in exterminator garb.

After an 18-minute delay, the game finally began.

The Reds went on to give the Giants a stinging 12-4 loss.

"I've never seen that," said Reds rookie Nick Senzel, who hit two home runs. "That was crazy. I didn't know what was going on at first. Then I saw the swarm."

News of the delay drew buzz online, but this has actually happened during at least three Reds game beefore. In 1976, another Reds-Giants game at Riverfront Stadium was delayed for 35 minutes by a swarm of bees.

It also happened on May 26, 1980 against the Dodgers and May 10, 1987 against the Phillies.