Could The Padres BEE Any More Scared of These Little Flying Insects?

I probably shouldn’t bee one to talk – given my ridiculous and undeniable fear of spiders – but I’ve never understood the world’s apparent and collective fear of bees. Granted, I haven’t been stung in a while, but I remember it beeing far from the end of the world.

But still, people are scared to death of those little black and yellow baddies. For example, and this is a true story, I know someone who actually broke their arm running away from a bee. Seriously. Broke their arm. Think about that.

And although most ballplayers like to think of themselves as big, tough dudes … it looks like their toughness doesn’t quite extend to yellow jackets.

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“It was business as usual Tuesday evening, until we heard the warning. ‘Watch the Bees! Watch the Bees!’ Someone shouted … but it was too late.”

Check out some Padres players running away from bees in Spring Training exactly like school kids:

Curiously, after someone yelled “Get Down!” The players all huddled in a group beehind the fence … as if bees were incapable of flying at lower altitudes than 7 feet? Ah, well, disaster situations can make people act irrationally, I suppose.

Fortunately, the Padres don’t have to bee too embarrassed by their reaction, beecause they’re far from the only Major Leaguers who’ve shown their true fear.

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In fact, a quick MLB.com search of “Bee” in the video section returns 21 results … in the last three years alone! Clearly, baseball and bees have some beef.

Jason Heyward (2016 – Cubs):

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Mike Carp (2014 – Yankees):

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A.J. Pollock (2014 – Diamondbacks):

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And it goes on and on: Dodgers (2014), Angels (2015), Royals (2015), etc.

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But you can’t just exterminate the bees, of course, less you cross Ned Yost:

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Buzz, buzz.

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Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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