Yesterday was a tough day for the sport of baseball. With an already fragile reputation among the other major sports, baseball should be trying to protect its image. The others have always laughed and bullied baseball calling it the softest of the bunch. Sadly, an incident occurred yesterday that is only going to prove them right.
The Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres game was interrupted when a swarm of bees came swooping across the field. The developments that followed were pretty interesting…
Simply put, this an embarrassment for baseball players everywhere. I mean hitting the deck with everyone in sync like some kind of weird flash mob is wayyy over the top. There are lots of options to deal with a bee infestation but this bizzare game of Simon Says is not one of them. If you turned off the audio, you would think there was an active shooter the way these guys hit the deck. I challenge you to watch this video back again imagining it’s a bank robbery scene from a movie. Now tell me that doesn’t fit perfectly. Also, of all of the Arizona critters to be worried about like rattle snakes and coyotes, this crew is losing their minds over some bees. Pathetic.
More importantly, shouldn’t a Major League baseball team have the resources to prevent a bee infestation around their park. I mean if you’re going to charge $7 for a beer, I’m guessing you have enough cash to buy a bottle of insect killer. Towards the very end the video even shows a big bee hive right around one of the dugouts. Can’t someone just be a man, grab a bat, and take one for the team?
Finally, I would be reminisced if I didn’t acknowledge the gentleman who so bravely warned fans to, “Watch out for the bees!” He says it with such an urgency like it is a do or die scenario. Unfortunately, telling people to watch out for bees is not quite the equivalent to, “he’s got a gun,” but gotta applaud the energy.
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised though. In a sport where a career ending injury can be caused by something as minor as Guitar Hero, of course they are going to treat bees like a real danger.