Diamondbacks’ game vs. Dodgers resumes after bee delay

There was buzz around Chase Field Tuesday night, and not just because Shohei Ohtani and the Dodgers are in town.

Moments before first pitch scheduled for 6:40 p.m., the Arizona Diamondbacks announced that Tuesday’s game had been delayed due to a colony of bees that had formed on the netting behind home plate.

Bees swarm the home plate netting, delaying the start of the game between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix on April 30, 2024.

Finally, after a long delay, a beekeeper from Blue Sky Pest Control, Matt Hilton, arrived to loud cheers shortly before 8 p.m. He mounted a scissor lift, then sprayed the hive before vacuuming the bees into sealed containers. In less than 10 minutes, the entire hive was gone.

As the Beekeeper stepped off the elevator, he raised his fist to a standing ovation from the Chase Field crowd. On the scoreboard, the Diamondbacks posted a message saying, “Thank you, honey bee. » In the dugout, Corbin Carroll was the only Arizona player watching the proceedings. In the stands, fans briefly sang MVP chants for the beekeeper.

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