Friday, May 03, 2024

the Beekeeper

Hot dogs. Apple pie. Baseball. 

All-American things, no? 

Rarely do I eat apple pie. Hot dogs are usually only consumed at baseball games, and only if a brat isn't the better choice. 

But I am happy not to have a political post today. I don't know why, but this story just tickles me. 

Wednesday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers game was delayed due to a swarm of bees that had taken up residence behind home plate. 

They called the beekeeper. A beekeeper. One who left his son's baseball game to come save the day for the major league teams. 

While he was capturing the queen and getting the bees, the stadium was playing Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out for a Hero". 

Afterwards, he was asked to throw out the first pitch of the game. 

I'm sure they had someone else planned to do it, but they got 86'd.  Or maybe just rescheduled. 

Matt Hilton took to the mound and got the pitch over the plate, but graceful it wasn't. Though I'm not saying I'd have done any better. 

Speaking of gets better. Topps - for anyone who ever acquired or traded baseball cards, along with shards of "gum" - is creating a baseball card of Mr. Hilton. 

I love everything about this. 

I love how he is into it. Walks up to the mound and flings back his beekeeping hat. And of course, he's all-American handsome too. None of this hurts the storyline.  ....and it looks like he has big feet too. 

Here's a link to a 21 second clip

I need to do more feel-good stories here. 

Song by: Tori Amos

1 comment:

James Dwight Williamson said...

He was very handsome. Didn’t kill the bees and threw a terrible ceremonial first pitch. Hot as fire was he!