The Yankees continued their annual warm-up for season-long domination in preparation for their inevitable postseason collapse yesterday by beating the Reds 8-7. Most newsworthy part of the game? The bee attack.
The game was briefly delayed in the bottom of the fifth inning when a swarm of bees crossed the infield, sending Yankees fielders scurrying for foul territory to avoid getting stung.
“I’ve never seen that before,” third baseman Alex Rodriguez said. “I was actually pretty scared.”
The good news, though, is that nobody was stung. Except Ken Griffey, Jr., who was stung sixty-seven times, had an allergic reaction, and is expected to miss two months. I mean, I didn't read the entire article, but when the Reds play someone you can just assume something like that. I think that's even part of AP style now. I have to check.
Naturally, this is going to be the hottest game-night promotion since the birth of bobbleheads. "Release a Swarm of Bees on the Yankees Infield" Night at Safeco Field, for me, would make the Mariners' sorry history totally worth every miserable year. Just thinking about that possibility has put me in an amazing mood. Or maybe that's just the bottle of Thunderbird talking.