Baseball gets an F in beekeeping.

Blog reader Brian tipped us off to yesterday's Astros vs. Padres game in San Diego, where a bee swarm interrupted play for 52 minutes.

The ESPN recap of the incident is Exhibit A of bee ignorance, capped by anchor Linda Cohn pointing out cheerfully that after the delay, "They got back on the field—not the bees, they were all dead."

Apparently the Padres have someone they refer to as a beekeeper on speed dial, but from the footage he looks a lot more like an exterminator.

Here's the clip—you be the judge.