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Bees Swarm Angels-Mariners Game, Cause 23-Minute Delay (VIDEO)

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Apiarist John Poto of Honey Pacifico attempts to deal with a swarm of bees that held up the game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners for several minutes during the third inning of their baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif.
Apiarist John Poto of Honey Pacifico attempts to deal with a swarm of bees that held up the game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners for several minutes during the third inning of their baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif.

With neither team fighting for a playoff spot, there wasn't much buzz ahead of the game between the Angels and Mariners on Sunday. During the game, however, there was plenty.

A swarm of bees descended on Angel Stadium and caused a 23-minute delay as both teams were briefly pulled off the field.

"I heard people yelling at me, telling me there were a lot of bees behind me," Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez told MLB.com. "But I didn't pay attention. As soon as I looked back I was, 'Oh my God. That's a lot.' That was crazy today. That was something different. … I was hoping Felix would get the [final] out. That was scary right there."

With two on and two out in the third, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez stepped off the mound as he noticed a commotion in the outfield. The grounds crew at Angel Stadium was assisted by a few volunteers from the crowd in containing the swarm, according to The Associated Press.

"That dude just came out of the stands and said `It's OK. I'm a beekeeper,'" Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson said after the game, via The Associated Press. "It was like a `Seinfeld' episode. Do you tip a bee guy? Throw him a 20? I don't carry cash on me when I'm pitching, so it wouldn't have been me."

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