A swarm of bees settled above the backstop screen shortly before the first pitch, prompting an 18-minute delay to the start of a game between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds.

The game began after the swarm moved toward the upper deck.

It’s the second time the Giants have been involved in a bee delay in Cincinnati.

A swarm went into the Giants’ dugout at Riverfront Stadium on April 17th, 1976, forcing a 35-minute delay. The Reds won the game 11-0

There was a 17-minute bee delay before another game at Riverfront on May 11, 1987, against the Phillies. Reds starter Ted Power got stung on his hand.

Bees are the worst. 

But supposedly they do wonders for our planet.  

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