The Washington Nationals-San Diego Padres game last night was delayed because of rain, an exceedingly uncommon occurrence in America’s Finest, or at least Driest, City. James Wagner, who covers the Nats beat for the Washington Post, put up this possibly incredulous tweet:
So this is 6th delay ever at Petco Park. 5th b/c of rain, 1 b/c of bees. 337 games in between delays in SD. So grateful to witness history.
— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) May 15, 2015
Bees? Petco Park was covered in bees? Well, not exactly:
On July 2, 2009, MLB experienced its first game to be delayed/halted by a swarm of bees at Petco Park in a game between the Padres and the Houston Astros. A small swarm of honeybees took up residence around a chair in left field, causing the game to be delayed by fifty-two minutes. A beekeeper was called in and the swarm was exterminated.
Aw, geez. You didn’t have to exterminate them, didja?