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There’s a bee delay in the Yankees-Red Sox game

Mar 18, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

The Yankees and Red Sox are playing a game in Steinbrenner Field in Tampa right now. It’s delayed. Why?

Thankfully the grounds crew is on the case. But they have help from Mark Teixeira:

It’s true:


After the game, Teixeira explained what he was doing:

“What I thought was, if you could just do a line of honey out to the parking lot, the bees would maybe follow it, and then just leave us alone.”

That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, but it’s also kind of brilliant.

Anyway, here’s this:

  1. 18thstreet - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Bee Strong.

  2. Ryan - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:27 PM


    • rje49 - Mar 18, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      Just wondering, why in the world would somebody have 2 bottles of honey at a ball game?

      • therooneyskilledwebster - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:14 PM

        Looks like someone raided a Jeter gift basket.

  3. smoochytherhino - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    10,000,000 points for the Arrested Development reference!! And idk about Tex holding up two bottles of honey while all these bees are flying around. Another trip to the DL would really sting. I remember the Padres had a bad bee problem a couple years ago during the regular season and it did not look fun. My extreme distaste of insects keeps me in the northeast despite the cold.

    • sethcohenplayedsomeball - Mar 18, 2014 at 3:38 PM

      Brilliant stuff! Another Gobias venture-Gobias Some Coffee-“Nothing’s hotter than coffee”. Not just anyone can bumble around with that stuff; you hive to hornet…

  4. lessick - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Does anyone remember the 1976 game in Cincinnati–was an NBC Game of the Week, also delayed by bees?

    Tony Kubek, whose hobbies included beekeeping, was on the field for pregame interviews. When they brought out the hose to disperse the bees, Kubek was screaming for them not to do it. A guy finally used his bare hands to move the queen into a cardboard box.

    • girardisbraces - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      Seems like the only thing that upstaged the bees that day was Mike Schmidt’s four consecutive home run performance.

  5. number42is1 - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    • deathmonkey41 - Mar 18, 2014 at 3:19 PM

      That’s funny- it says Let’s Bee Friends and has a picture of a bee on it.

  6. sdelmonte - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    So this was a B-squad game?

    Where’s John Belushi when you need him?

  7. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    As long as it isn’t Lake Erie Midges. If you want to blame anything for Joba not fulfilling his potential, I believe it all started with those little f@*#ers.

  8. 18thstreet - Mar 18, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    And on Morrisey Blvd., Dan Shaughnessy starts cutting and pasting a column for the second week of the season, when the Red Sox start out 4-7, asking whether there’s a Curse of the Bam-bee-no.

  9. indaburg - Mar 18, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Even the bees are sick of having to watch the Sox-Yankees play.

    • anxovies - Mar 18, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      Then why are they camped out in left field with hot dogs and drinks?

      • indaburg - Mar 18, 2014 at 4:08 PM

        They got hungry.

  10. phantomspaceman - Mar 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM

  11. bigharold - Mar 18, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    As a Yankee fan it makes you wonder. First it was gnats in the playoffs, now bees in ST. What next a swarm of locust? Can the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse be far behind?

    It’s getting kind of Biblical.

  12. pastabelly - Mar 18, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    The bees are looking for Joba Chamberlain.

  13. sandwiches4ever - Mar 18, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    My question is where did he get the bottles of honey from?

  14. kretinous - Mar 18, 2014 at 9:25 PM


  15. cackalackyank - Mar 18, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Well I am sure the blogs will be buzzing over this for awhile.

  16. Old Gator - Mar 18, 2014 at 10:37 PM

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