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Talk About A Buzz! Red Sox-Yankees Game Delayed By Bees

Members of the field crew spray a swarm of bees in the third inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 18, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Members of the field crew spray a swarm of bees in the third inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 18, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A spring training game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees created a buzz.

No, not that kind of buzz.

The game was delayed for seven minutes heading into the bottom of the third inning Tuesday because of a swarm of bees in left field. This wasn’t just a few. We’re talking about a massive swarm, here.

Red Sox left fielder Mike Carp walked toward the infield to point out the situation to umpires at Steinbrenner Field, and they called out the grounds crew to address the matter.

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira brought out some honey in an effort to eradicate the swarm. Why he had honey in the dugout, we’ll never know.

The grounds crew received a large cheer from the fans, who were told to be patient during the stoppage.

After the removal process, New York’s Francisco Cervelli tripled to deep left.

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