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Yankee Stadium grounds crew has a heckuva time trying to corral bird (video)

During the top of the 12th in the extra-inning affair between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in the Bronx on Tuesday night briefly was delayed in large part to the Yankee Stadium grounds crew member’s inability to corral a bird that set up a temporary nesting spot in the infield.

Despite several unsuccessful attempts to scoop up the bird in a five-gallon bucket, it appears the grounds crew member attempts to squash the bird with his foot, but that may simply be speculation on my part. But the avian intruder proved far craftier than this poor guy must have expected, as time after time, after being scooped up in the bucket, the bird simply flew out using its, you know, wings, as birds are wont to do from time to time.

After being chased around for far too long, the bird finally settled down out of harm’s way in foul territory. In the end, it was a temporary distraction and soon enough, play resumed and the hometown team eventually won by a score of 4-3. Although Yankees play-by-play man Michael Kay mentioned during the telecast he suspected far more sinister motivations from the bird, suggesting that it was an “Orioles spy.” Hey, can’t rule it out, right? Orioles, bird spies, it all makes sense.