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Cubs-Indians delayed as drone hovers above Wrigley

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USA TODAY

Rain delays are so 2019. In 2020, drone delays are the new rage.

Wednesday's Cubs-Indians game hit a delay with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning as a drone hovered above Wrigley Field. Yes, seriously.

Drones are banned from Wrigley, as is flying them above the park during a game, if you're wondering.

"I saw it and it just kept getting closer. You never know what's the deal with a drone," Cubs shortstop Javy Báez said postgame. "We gotta be safe, and the drone actually landed on the field.

"Anything can happen. You don't know where it's coming from, or what's the plan with it."

A couple of Cleveland's players used umpires as cover, because, why not?

Willson Contreras had a different strategy.

The delay lasted seven minutes, not before Cleveland left the field and Contreras headed back to the dugout before a pitch was thrown in his plate appearance.

Just another completely normal, nothing new moment to add to the list for 2020.

 
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