That's a First
Today's Diamondbacks/Rockies game was called on account of bees. No, I'm not kidding.
Things were buzzing at Tucson Electric Park on Thursday, and that was not a good thing. Swarms of bees invaded the field and forced a game between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks to be called after five innings.
Arizona center fielder Jose Cruz Jr. first noticed the bees and was chased from his position during a pitch. The bees then moved to the first base area in the next half-inning, where the Rockies' Todd Helton swatted them away. Then they zeroed in on Oliver.
The bees were reportedly attracted to, among other things, the coconut oil in pitcher Darren Oliver's hair gel. Forget "Spring Break Shark Attack," "Bees in the Bullpen" could well be the best made-for-TV Sunday Night movie ever. It practially writes itself.
Thank to Hoo for pointing out the article.
I don't know about anyone else but this picture sure makes that long, cold winter we've just endured seem like a minor inconvenience. Now that is what spring looks like. Bee-yoo-tee-ful!
(photo yanked from Sam)