Bees Storm Cubs Spring Training
Every year during spring training it seems a game is stopped for an odd reason. This time, like many others, it was for a swarm of bees. During the 3rd-inning at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona, bees surrounded Chicago Cubs center fielder Jason Heyward, stinging him multiple times, causing a five minute delay of the game.
"It started on my face then the back of my head over here," Heyward said. "It's OK. I'm not allergic."
Heyward kept waving his glove, swatting away the bees, but it was no use. Heyward ended up leaping onto the fence to try and get away from the swarm.
"They came over from right field so I tried to get out of the way," Heyward said. "I should have gone over the fence."
This is the second spring training game this season in which bees have caused a stoppage of play. A Royals/Rockies game
"It was wild,'' Cubs starter Jason Hammel said. "I've never seen anything like that before.''