Baseball Game Delayed for 2 Hours as Queen Bee Takes Over the Backstop Netting

Kaylee Everhart

Updated Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

In a bizarre turn of events, the highly-anticipated baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers was unexpectedly delayed for a whopping two hours. The reason? A swarm of bees had taken up residence atop the backstop netting behind home plate, causing quite the buzz among players, fans, and even the internet.

The captivating image, captured by renowned photographer Mark J. Rebilas, showcases the extraordinary sight that brought the game to a halt. The photo provides a close-up view of the black netting that typically protects spectators from stray balls. However, on this particular day, the netting became a temporary home for a dense cluster of small, golden-brown dots, representing the swarm of bees. Some bees were scattered loosely around the cluster, their tiny wings glistening in the artificial light.

The image itself tells a story of unexpected nature invading the realm of sports, as the bees cling to the netting, seemingly unbothered by the commotion they caused. The seats of the stadium, slightly out of focus, create a sense of distance and depth, emphasizing the surreal nature of the situation.

Mark J. Rebilas, who shared the image on Twitter, expressed that the game's start was delayed due to the uninvited guests. The tweet quickly gained traction, amassing an impressive 83.7K views, 73 retweets, 159 likes, and 17 replies. It's safe to say that the image struck a chord with online audiences, captivating their imagination and sparking a flurry of humorous and astonished comments.

One Twitter user mused, "There's working under pressure, and then there's working under the watchful eye of the jumbotron pressure." Another commenter humorously suggested, "Imagine being able to put that on your truck: 'Official Bee Keeper of the Arizona Diamondbacks.'" The witty banter continued, with one person joking, "I like my baseball like I like my women. COVERED IN BEES!"

Amidst the laughter and astonishment, there was a recognition of the importance of bees. A user noted, "Bees are way more important than Baseball, so good on them for stopping the game and dealing with it properly." The sentiment resonated with many, highlighting the crucial role bees play in our ecosystem.

As the image circulated, people couldn't help but empathize with the beekeeper tasked with resolving the situation. One comment pondered, "I wonder what the guy is thinking: 'Ok.. just a normal job, just taking the bees, I'm definitely not being watched by thousands of people..'" The pressure on the beekeeper was palpable, with another commenter acknowledging, "That was super stressful for the beekeeper. The internet can be unforgiving."

Ultimately, the unexpected delay caused by the queen bee and her loyal swarm added a touch of excitement and wonder to the game. It was a reminder that nature has its way of intertwining with our everyday lives, even in the most unexpected places.

So, the next time you find yourself at a baseball game, keep an eye out for any potential surprises. Who knows, you might just witness a moment as unforgettable as a queen bee causing a two-hour delay.

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Top Comments from Imgur


I like my baseball like I like my women. COVERED IN BEES!


Imagine being able to put that on your Truck “Official Bee Keeper of the Arizona Diamondbacks “


There's working under pressure and then there's working under the watchful eye of the jumbotron pressure.


So they finally ja**ed it up?


That wasn't a half bad pitch, for someone who wasn't ready to do that.


Probably the most interesting baseball has ever been.


A great day to save the bees.


Nice choice of music


stadium DJ keying Holding Out For Hero for the win!


Oak***d A's vs. Arizona B's

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