Pirates-Twins game delayed by … a drone?

first_imgIf the Pirates or Twins are looking for a new outfielder, they might have one.Tuesday afternoon’s Pirates vs. Twins matchup in Minnesota was delayed, not because of inclement whether, or bees, or a cat, squirrel or any kind of live animal, but because of a drone hovering above the Target Field outfield. The identified flying object disappeared into the underbelly of Target Field, and the players took the field. Play ball.Something tells me the nerds at Statcast are behind this. (Well, maybe not.)Trevor Bauer and Matt Hardy’s whereabouts are unknown at press time. save your artsy drone footage of Minneapolis for after the game, please.#MNTwins pic.twitter.com/EAYUjjqv5s— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) August 4, 2020We are in a…drone delay.We don’t know. AL baseball is weird.— Pirates (@Pirates) August 4, 2020There’s a drone flying outside the ballpark and the umpires pulled everyone off the field. If you’re the jackass flying the drone near the ballpark, this game is already taking long enough.— danhayesmlb (@DanHayesMLB) August 4, 2020Drone delay at Target Field. This is very bizarre 🤷🏻‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/U7kRG1a9Rz— Marney Gellner (@MarneyGellner) August 4, 2020The Pirates-Twins are currently in a drone delay. 2020 in a nutshell… pic.twitter.com/tPP3VYyIJt— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) August 4, 2020We have a drone-based delay at Target Field. One was flying overhead, so they pulled everyone off the field for several minutes.Sure, why not. Doesn’t even crack the top 100 list for weird shit in 2020. UFO could land on the mound next inning and I’d say just play through.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) August 4, 2020FAGAN: MLB should go all in with weird rules for 2020To try to knock the four-prop drone on its electronic rear, players in both bullpens were attempting to hit the device with baseballs. Baseball is weird enough in 2020 with no fans, well, fake fans in the stands, players sitting in the front row with support signs, injuries aplenty and, oh, a little pandemic happening. It’s fine. It’s all fine. If the coronavirus won’t derail the MLB season, then a little drone won’t either.A drone made its appearance at Fenway Park in a 2019 game between the Red Sox and Blue Jays, but between innings. No harm, no foul. last_img

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