Almost every year around this time, a spring training game in Arizona is interrupted by a swarm ot bees. Steps are taken to deal with them and the game goes on.

But when bees interrupted the game between the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels on Sunday in Tempe, Ariz., the method of dispersing them outraged Royals Manager Ned Yost.

“I’ve never seen mass bee genocide like that, though,” Yost said of exterminators. “All you have to do is get some smoke out there and, trust me, I’m from the country I live in the country. You take some smoke out there and you smoke the hive, ’cause the queen’s in there somewhere, then you get a ShopVac and you suck ’em all in, take ’em outside the park and let ’em all go.”

Of course, a Diablo Stadium crowd that may have contained people with allergies to beestings was a consideration — but not to Yost.

“They’re just honey bees, man. There’s a decline in honey bees. It’s kinda sad to see it but they had to do what they had to do.”