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Pirates-Twins game delayed by … a drone?

If 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.

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To 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. 

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.

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