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Buzzkill: Swarm of bees causes delay of D-Backs-Rockies game at Coors Field (video)

The matinee game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver was briefly delayed in the top of the 5th inning when a swarm of bees made its presence known in the ballpark after meandering down the first base line and past the Rockies dugout before settling down into the photographer’s well.

Umpires halted play for nearly five minutes until it was determined that the bees would not put anyone involved in the game in any danger, although fans sitting along the first base line were forced to leave their seats and a cameraman was chased from his spot after the amount of bees buzzing about in the vicinity became unbearable.

In a moment of tongue-in-cheek humor, the song “Let It Be” was played over the sound system at Coors Field during the bottom of the 5th as the Rockies made a pitching change. Clever, although I would have chosen a classic track from the Bee Gees, but hey, maybe that’s just me.

Video follows.

Yowsers. Quite the freaky scene.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time this year that a Diamondbacks game was delayed by the invasion of our favorite flying insect friends. On March 5, a D-Backs exhibition game against the San Francisco Giants was delayed for 41 minutes in a spring training match-up in Scottsdale, Ariz.

[video via, images via ROOT Sports]