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Dave Roberts Provides Update on Bee Delay in Dodgers vs Diamondbacks

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Tuesday night game against the Arizona Diamondbacks is in a delay. A bee delay, to be specific.

A swarm of bees has attached to the netting behind home plate, and don’t appear to be going away anytime soon.

Roberts spoke to Kirsten Watson of SportsNet LA, and gave an update on the situation.

“This is a tough one,” Roberts said. “Right now, we’re just trying to figure out the situation where, obviously we see the bees, how long will it take a beekeeper to come to take care of the situation? And then kind of weighing out the potential harm it might cause.”

Roberts continued about the potential issues:

“Obviously it’s on the screen, the top of the netting. So if a foul ball hits the screen, what happens to the bees at that point in time? It’s sort of like an unknown right now.”

Roberts said the crew chief is in contact with Major League Baseball and Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo regarding the situation. They don’t yet have a timeline for when it could be resolved, or if the teams will even play a game on Tuesday night.

Update: The game was allowed to begin after a nearly 2-hour delay while the bees were cleared from behind home plate.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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