MESA, Ariz. (AP) — As usual, star Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward made the smart play. He climbed the fence in center — to avoid a swarm of bees.
The game between the Seattle Mariners and Chicago was delayed for several minutes in the top of the third inning Sunday when the bees gathered in center field.READ MORE: Key Moments In Flint'a Lead-Tainted Water Crisis
Heyward kept swatting them, then jogged to several spots in the outfield trying to avoid the insects. The three-time Gold Glove winner even scaled the wall, hoping to get away.READ MORE: Science of Weather: Storm Prediction Center Convective Outlooks
[mlbvideo id=”566538683″ width=”400″ height=”224″ /]
At the end of the inning, Cubs relievers abandoned their bullpen in left field and joined the Seattle pitchers in the right-field bullpen to steer clear.MORE NEWS: Police Identify Kayaker Who Drowned On Saturday In St. Joseph River
(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)