A swarm of bees delayed a Double-A game in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Bee swarms are a relatively common occurrence, but swarms that delay a sports event are a little more rare. We’ve seen bees invade the field before in baseball, though, and Sunday brought the latest example, with the Corpus Christi Hooks (the Houston Astros’ double-A affiliate in the Texas League) having a swarm occupy their home dugout before a game against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (the Kansas City Royals’ affiliate). That led to a delay, as Astros’ special assistant to the general manager Kevin Goldstein and others relayed on Twitter:

Some on Twitter opted to criticize the team for delaying the game instead of just postponing it, saying they wouldn’t be able to find a beekeeper to remove the swarm on a Sunday. Well, they did.

That is an impressive turnaround from the Corpus Christi front office, and it let them get the game in as planned, albeit with a bit of a delay. And fortunately, no one had to go full Nicholas Cage.

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