MLB Umpire Pulls Giant Bug from His Ear During Yankees vs. White Sox

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 9, 2018

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 18:  MLB umpire Bruce Dreckman #1 stands on the field during the second inning between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers at the Oakland Coliseum on April 18, 2017 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Texas Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
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One thing Major League Baseball won't have to worry about if it ever moves to technology determining balls and strikes instead of human umpires—said humans grossing out everyone watching on television.

During Wednesday's game between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, umpire Bruce Dreckman pulled a live bug out of his ear.

YES Network shared the rather uncomfortable scene:

Umpires would probably normally love ear plugs to block out managers and players arguing their calls, but Dreckman surely won't be recommending bugs to do the trick in the near future.

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