Baseball games have been delayed by rain, snow, an earthquake, fans running on the field, power outages, leaky fountains, sprinklers, a stray cat and Michael Jordan landing on the field in an alien spaceship.
Only one of those occurred in the movie Space Jam and nowhere else (that we know of), but bees have (again) become an addition to a list of reasons—regular or bizarre—to delay games.
Miami was ahead 3-0 in the bottom of the third inning when the bees attacked Petco.
Padres catcher Austin Hedges took no chances against his new on-field neighbors:
Lucky for him, he didn't have to battle the swarm. Per Padres broadcaster Jesse Agler, Cartwright Pest Control saved the day:
The game resumed shortly thereafter.
The Padres barely made it two full years without a bee delay, but at least they're well-connected and prepared when bees attack.