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

Sep 23, 2013 | Updated Sep 23, 2013

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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