When you play your spring training games in Arizona there are a few things you should know. Bring plenty of sunscreen. Get to games early to get autographs. And prepare for BEES.
For three consecutive years, the Royals have had a game infestated by bees. First, there was 2015.
Then, exactly a year later in 2016, the bees returned WITH VENGEANCE!
This year, the bees waited until the last week of spring training. But during Saturday’s game against the Brewers, they returned.
Maybe the bees are swarming to Ned Yost because he is sympathetic to their plight? In 2015, Ned explained why bees need to be protected.
“It’s just important for the environment,” said Yost, who spends offseasons at his farm in rural Georgia. “I saw a study a couple years ago where the honey bee was declining and they cannot figure out why. And I started looking at it and studying it, the importance of what they do, in terms of pollination with all the crops. Especially the fruit trees and stuff like that. They’re vital to the environment.
Whatever the case, it seems the bees are an annual event in Arizona. So BEE safe!