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Old 31 March 2017, 03:03 PM
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Fright Bee swarm crashed Rockies/Padres game, players hit the deck

The March 30 spring training game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres had an unusual disruption.

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Old 31 March 2017, 03:31 PM
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That does look like an actual swarm: a group of bees (there'll be a queen somewhere in there) looking for a new nest. Swarming bees aren't generally aggressive.

Getting out of their way was the right thing to do, though. They'll still sting if disturbed enough, or if caught in clothing and pinched.
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Old 01 April 2017, 01:34 AM
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Bees seem to be pretty common at spring-training games, but this is the first time I've seen the entire infield(and the umpire)hit the deck. One of the broadcasters even compared it to a duck-and-cover drill.
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