A swarm of bees found its way into the upper deck at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday as the Royals prepared to take the field for their game against the Indians, the Kansas City Star reported.
Thanks to Royals grounds crewman Jeff Diekmann, the bees were removed humanely. Diekmann, a retired school teacher, is also a professional beekeeper. He did not deem protective gear necessary, as he calmly removed the bees in a T-shirt and shorts.
Bees are important to our environment, so it’s good for all of us that no bees were harmed during their removal.
This is at least the second time the Royals have had to deal with a swarm of bees at one of their games. But at a 2016 spring training game in Arizona, it didn’t go so well for the insects, as they were sprayed by an exterminator.
Ross is the older brother of Nationals starting pitcher Joe Ross, so a move to the nation’s capital does make sense.
However, Fox Sports reports that the Cubs and Rangers are the favorites to acquire Ross’ services.
The question is whether Ross is still worth all the fuss.
Ross underwent surgery in October to address thoracic outlet syndrome in his lower neck. His timetable for return was six months, which puts him back sometime in mid-March.
Assuming he is on schedule, it will have been almost a year since he checked out health-wise once the season starts.
All three of these teams have the proper players in place to take the risk. The Cubs have a plethora of pitching talent, so if Ross were to show his 2015 form it would be a bonus for the defending World Series champs.
The Rangers actually need a pitcher, but Ross would be eased Discount Volleyball Jerseys back. Texas would benefit the most from a healthy Ross out of the three teams chasing him.
Expect Ross to pick a team in the coming days.