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Watch: Ump gets moth extracted from ear during Yankees-White Sox game

Umpire Bruce Dreckman had to take a brief break from his duties during Wednesday night’s game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field. And the reason why likely will give most people the heebie-jeebies.

Dreckman was manning the second-base position during the Yankees’ 7-3 victory when something must have “caught his ear” late in the game. Almost literally.

During the ninth inning, Dreckman had to go to the Yankees dugout to receive some treatment after a moth somehow burrowed its way into his ear. Yankees trainer Steve Donohue provided some assistance, but Dreckman ultimately extracted the insect out of his ear on his own.

Nightmare fuel.

Dreckman deserves a lot of credit for remaining so calm, cool and collected during the incident. Such an ordeal undoubtedly would elicit a less measured reaction from less strong-willed individuals. Talk about a disturbing experience.