Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward probably regrets signing with a team that plays its spring games in the Cactus League*. During the third inning of Sunday afternoon’s exhibition contest against the Mariners, Heyward was chased by a swarm of bees. He tried his darndest to escape, but they followed him. He ran all around center field, even hopping up on the fence to limit the bees’ angle of attack. No dice.
Per MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat, Heyward said he was stung over 10 times by the bees.
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No matter how annoying bees get, though, always keep Royals manager Ned Yost in mind. Yost, earlier this month, explained how vital bees are to our ecosystem. He said, “They’re vital to the environment. To just arbitrarily kill a bunch of bees makes zero sense to me.”
*On second thought, $184 million can buy some good balm for those bee stings.