Bees delay Giants-Reds game

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The latest buzz from Cincinnati: a swarm of bees settled in on the backstop screen at Great American Ballpark shortly before the first pitch of this afternoon’s Giants-Reds game. It led to an 18-minute delay to the start of the game.

The bees were not totally removed before the game started. They just migrated to the upper deck. Which, well, if you’ve been to many games in Cincinnati lately, you know isn’t that full of people, so the umps deemed the situation under control. Bee abatement continued as the game began.

Derek Dietrich helped out too:

As for the game: the Reds jumped out to 5-0 lead in the first inning, plated two more in the second and now lead 7-1 entering the top of the fifth.

Honey of a ballgame for the home team, eh?