The 2020 MLB season has already been far from typical. There have been mass postponements due to team-wide coronavirus outbreaks in what was supposed to be a 60-game season. There’s a universal DH now, runners on second base to start extra inning and doubleheaders are seven-inning games. Again, it’s different.
Oh, and, apparently, drone delays are a thing.
During Tuesday’s matinee game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins at Target Field, players were called to their dugouts when the umpires noticed a random drone flying over the stadium.
It’s unclear who was controlling this drone, but the game was stopped and went into a drone delay out of an abundance of caution for the players. After all, ask Trevor Bauer about the dangers of drones.