Swarm of bees halts US baseball game

Monday 23 September 2013 18.22
Ground staff attempt to remove bees that delayed the game at Angel Stadium
Ground staff attempt to remove bees that delayed the game at Angel Stadium

A swarm of bees interrupted a Major League Baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners before being blasted by a fire extinguisher and dispersed.

The game, which the Mariners won 3-2, was halted twice because of the bees, including a 23-minute delay in the third inning.

The bees mostly hovered in the outfield but also affected the pitchers.

Action was also stopped briefly in the fourth inning when outfielders had to swat them away.

Fans and crew members attempted to shoo the bees away before a fire extinguisher was used to clear the swarm and allow the game to continue.

Keywords: baseball, bees