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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Twins vs. Pirates game delayed by unauthorized drone flying over Target Field in Minneapolis

The 2020 MLB season—2020 in general—has been anything but typical. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the season to be shortened to 60 games and there are rule changes abound. Universal DH, expanded postseason, seven-inning doubleheaders, you name it. It’s a weird year for baseball.

Tuesday at Target Field, the weird was ratcheted up a notch. The afternoon’s game between the Minnesota Twins and Pittsburgh Pirates (GameTracker) was delayed approximately five minutes in the fifth inning because a drone hovered over the field. To the action footage:

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 04, 2020 at 08:22 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. asinwreck Posted: August 04, 2020 at 08:28 PM (#5967908)
Wait long by the river and the bodies of your enemies will float by.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 04, 2020 at 09:14 PM (#5967915)
C’mon, it’s Target Field.
   3. Astroenteritis Posted: August 04, 2020 at 10:29 PM (#5967926)
So what's the rule for if a fly ball hits a drone?
   4. Mayor Blomberg Posted: August 05, 2020 at 12:34 AM (#5967947)
same as a sea gull, I'd think.
   5. asinwreck Posted: August 05, 2020 at 09:27 AM (#5967968)
Dave Winfield gets arrested?
   6. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 05, 2020 at 09:56 AM (#5967975)
If they'd fly one over a Yankees game, Aroldis Chapman could try to shoot it down.
   7. The Honorable Ardo Posted: August 05, 2020 at 01:45 PM (#5968009)
Somehow Trevor Bauer is behind this caper.
   8. Astroenteritis Posted: August 05, 2020 at 01:50 PM (#5968012)
Also, there is no evidence that this or any other drone appearing at baseball games are the property of the Houston Astros baseball club.
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 05, 2020 at 02:16 PM (#5968014)
Also, there is no evidence that this or any other drone appearing at baseball games are the property of the Houston Astros baseball club.
Eh, it’s only been one day.

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