Well, this is a new one.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins were in the top of the fifth Tuesday afternoon when the umpires called everyone off the field. An unauthorized drone had flown above the outfield at Target Field, forcing the umpire crew to declare a safety hazard until the drone flew away.
Welp, this is a first. Pirates vs Twins game delayed because of a drone on the field. pic.twitter.com/uMPPcv8nOL— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) August 4, 2020
The delay lasted about five minutes.
We are in a...drone delay.— Pirates (@Pirates) August 4, 2020
We don't know. AL baseball is weird.
Whether it was a fan trying to get a coveted view of the game or Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer messing with his division rivals, the game was put on hold while players attempted to throw baseballs up at it and knock it down. Eventually, the miniature aircraft left the stadium and play resumed.
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