If the Pirates or Twins are on the lookout for a brand new outfielder, they may have one.
Tuesday afternoon’s Pirates vs. Twins matchup in Minnesota was delayed, not due to inclement whether or not, or bees, or a cat, squirrel or any form of stay animal, however due to a drone hovering above the Goal Subject outfield.
We’re in a…drone delay.
We do not know. AL baseball is bizarre.
— Pirates (@Pirates) August 4, 2020
There is a drone flying outdoors the ballpark and the umpires pulled everybody off the sector. In the event you’re the jackass flying the drone close to the ballpark, this recreation is already taking lengthy sufficient.
— danhayesmlb (@DanHayesMLB) August 4, 2020
We now have a drone-based delay at Goal Subject. One was flying overhead, so that they pulled everybody off the sector for a number of minutes.
Positive, why not. Does not even crack the highest 100 checklist for bizarre shit in 2020. UFO might land on the mound subsequent inning and I might say simply play via.
— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) August 4, 2020
To attempt to knock the four-prop drone on its digital rear, gamers in each bullpens had been trying to hit the gadget with baseballs.
Baseball is bizarre sufficient in 2020 with no followers, effectively, pretend followers within the stands, gamers sitting within the entrance row with support signs, accidents aplenty and, oh, slightly pandemic occurring. It is nice. It is all nice. If the coronavirus will not derail the MLB season, then slightly drone will not both.
A drone made its look at Fenway Park in a 2019 recreation between the Crimson Sox and Blue Jays, however between innings. No hurt, no foul.
The recognized flying object disappeared into the underbelly of Goal Subject, and the gamers took the sector. Play ball.
One thing tells me the nerds at Statcast are behind this. (Effectively, possibly not.)
Trevor Bauer and Matt Hardy’s whereabouts are unknown at press time.