CINCINNATI — Unbeelievable.
The beegining of Monday's Reds-Giants game at GA-Bee-P was delayed by bees.
Don’t get these very often. pic.twitter.com/fiTz4a0jxg
— Joe Kay (@apjoekay) May 6, 2019
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.