A swarm of bees forces 18-minute delay to Giants-Reds game

CINCINNATI — A swarm of bees settled above the backstop screen shortly before the first pitch, prompting an 18-minute delay to the start of a game between the Giants and Reds.

The game began after the swarm affected toward the upper deck.

It’s the second time the Giants have been involved in a bee delay in Cincinnati. A swarm went into the Giants’ dugout at Riverfront bowl on April 17, 1976, forcing a 35-minute delay. The Reds won the game 11-0

There was a 17-minute bee delay before some other game at Riverfront on May 11, 1987 once once against the Phillies. Reds starter Ted Power got annoyed on his hand.

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