Insects on the baseball field

MLB players have to deal with pesky reporters, PED scandals, and swarms of insects. Wait, what? Yes, there have been many cases of six-legged pests bugging players on the field. These photos will make your skin crawl.


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ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Groundscrew attempt to remove bees in centerfield which delayed the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Groundscrew attempt to remove bees in centerfield which delayed the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Kole Calhoun #56, Mike Trout #27 and Howie Kendrick #47 of the Los Angeles Angels point out bees in the outfield to the umpire which delayed the game earlier in the third inning during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Kole Calhoun #56, Mike Trout #27 and Howie Kendrick #47 of the Los Angeles Angels point out bees in the outfield to the umpire which delayed the game earlier in the third inning during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: A worker makes an attempt to disperse bees in centerfield which delayed the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: A worker makes an attempt to disperse bees in centerfield which delayed the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels points out bees to umpires and Mike Zunino #3 of the Seattle Mariners during a delay in the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels points out bees to umpires and Mike Zunino #3 of the Seattle Mariners during a delay in the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Home plate umpire Jerry Layne has a Praying Mantis on his head after the game between the Washington Nationals and the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park on August 10, 2010 in Washington, DC.
Home plate umpire Jerry Layne has a Praying Mantis on his head after the game between the Washington Nationals and the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park on August 10, 2010 in Washington, DC.
Home plate umpire Jerry Layne has a Praying Mantis on his head after the game between the Washington Nationals and the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park on August 10, 2010 in Washington, DC.
Gnats (bugs) swarn the mound as manager Joe Torre #6 of the New York Yankees talks with relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain #62 as his teammates try to swat the insects away against the Cleveland Indians during Game Two of the American League Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 5, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Gnats (bugs) swarn the mound as manager Joe Torre #6 of the New York Yankees talks with relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain #62 as his teammates try to swat the insects away against the Cleveland Indians during Game Two of the American League Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 5, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Gnats (bugs) swarn the mound as manager Joe Torre #6 of the New York Yankees talks with relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain #62 as his teammates try to swat the insects away against the Cleveland Indians during Game Two of the American League Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 5, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Minor league coach Miguel Garcia of the Kansas City Royals look on while a Praying Mantis sits on his baseball hat in the dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 29, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-5.
Minor league coach Miguel Garcia of the Kansas City Royals look on while a Praying Mantis sits on his baseball hat in the dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 29, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-5.
Minor league coach Miguel Garcia of the Kansas City Royals look on while a Praying Mantis sits on his baseball hat in the dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 29, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-5.
Left fielder Nick Markakis #21 of the Baltimore Orioles throws the ball in while a group of moths fly around him against the Cincinnati Reds at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.
BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 24: Left fielder Nick Markakis #21 of the Baltimore Orioles throws the ball in while a group of moths fly around him against the Cincinnati Reds at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Left fielder Nick Markakis #21 of the Baltimore Orioles throws the ball in while a group of moths fly around him against the Cincinnati Reds at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.
A fan sneaks into the photo well to snap a photo with his phone of a swarm of bees that congregated on the fence during a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 17, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 9-7. Rockies security rushed to escort the man out of the restricted area. A bee keeper had to be called to remove the bees.
A fan sneaks into the photo well to snap a photo with his phone of a swarm of bees that congregated on the fence during a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 17, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 9-7. Rockies security rushed to escort the man out of the restricted area. A bee keeper had to be called to remove the bees.
A fan sneaks into the photo well to snap a photo with his phone of a swarm of bees that congregated on the fence during a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 17, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 9-7. Rockies security rushed to escort the man out of the restricted area. A bee keeper had to be called to remove the bees.
A grasshopper eats a piece of popcorn during a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 25, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.
A grasshopper eats a piece of popcorn during a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 25, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.
A grasshopper eats a piece of popcorn during a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 25, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.
First base umpire Mark Carlson sprays bug spray on himself as the Philadelphia Phillies bat boy waits for him to finish during the game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on September 22, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
First base umpire Mark Carlson sprays bug spray on himself as the Philadelphia Phillies bat boy waits for him to finish during the game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on September 22, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
First base umpire Mark Carlson sprays bug spray on himself as the Philadelphia Phillies bat boy waits for him to finish during the game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on September 22, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Catcher Jorge Posada #20 (L) of the New York Yankees sprays relief pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 with bug spray as gnats (insects) swarm around the pitchers mound (as well as the rest of the field) against the Cleveland Indians during Game Two of the American League Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 5, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Catcher Jorge Posada #20 (L) of the New York Yankees sprays relief pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 with bug spray as gnats (insects) swarm around the pitchers mound (as well as the rest of the field) against the Cleveland Indians during Game Two of the American League Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 5, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Catcher Jorge Posada #20 (L) of the New York Yankees sprays relief pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 with bug spray as gnats (insects) swarm around the pitchers mound (as well as the rest of the field) against the Cleveland Indians during Game Two of the American League Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 5, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Relief pitcher Tony Sipp #46 of the Cleveland Indians hides from a swarm of bugs during the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on August 31, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Relief pitcher Tony Sipp #46 of the Cleveland Indians hides from a swarm of bugs during the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on August 31, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Relief pitcher Tony Sipp #46 of the Cleveland Indians hides from a swarm of bugs during the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on August 31, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Brayan Pena #27 of the Kansas City Royals stares at a Praying Mantis sitting on a baseball in the dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 29, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-5.
Brayan Pena #27 of the Kansas City Royals stares at a Praying Mantis sitting on a baseball in the dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 29, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-5.
Brayan Pena #27 of the Kansas City Royals stares at a Praying Mantis sitting on a baseball in the dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 29, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-5.

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