[Watch] Baseball Star Jumps Fence to Escape Swarm of Bees

Jason Heyward

[Watch] Baseball Star Jumps Fence to Escape Swarm of Bees

Cubs' Jason Hayward says he was stung at least 20 times.

Published March 27, 2016

Running for your life isn't usually a part of Major League Baseball players' spring training, but it was for Jason Heyward on Sunday.

The Chicago Cubs' star outfielder literally made a run for it, scaling the fence in center field to get away from a swarm of bees.

The bees were such pests that the Cubs-Seattle Mariners' game had to be delayed for several minutes during the top of the third inning, when their swarming was at its peak.

From this video, you can see Heyward swatting the bees to get them out of his face before jumping and clinging to the center fence.

Too bad the damage was done.

The bee problem was so bad that it forced Cubs' relief pitchers to leave their bullpen in left field to join the Mariners' bullpen in right field, as reported by Bleacher Report.com.

We would have been right there running and jumping that fence, too, Jason.

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(Photo: MLB.com via NBC)

Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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