March 27, 2005


His predicament was all the buzz (Gordon Edes, March 27, 2005, Boston Globe)

Former Sox pitcher Darren Oliver speculated that his coconut oil-based hair gel may have attracted a swarm of bees that chased him from the mound and caused a premature halt to a Rockies-Diamondbacks exhibition game in Tucson Thursday.

"In the beginning, it was funny," said the Colorado reliever. "Then, I started to get a little nervous. I love baseball, but I like myself more.

That quote recalls the early days of the Mets, when Ralph Kiner was interviewing Choo-Choo Coleman and asked: "So, Choo-Choo, what'syour wife's name and what's she like?"

"Her name's Mrs. Coleman and she likes me."

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 27, 2005 8:34 AM

Back in the late 1960s they had to stop a game at Yankee Stadium one time due to a gnat attack. Not as improessive as an assault by bees, espeically in an area prone to colonization by the Africanized variety, but then, the Yanks weren't very impressive in the late 1960s, either.

Posted by: John at March 27, 2005 10:53 AM