I don’t know why, but this struck me as one of the funniest things I’ve read in a while.

Some highlights from the story;

“I love this game,” Oliver said, “but I like myself a little bit more.”

Oliver said the bees apparently were attracted to the coconut oil in his hair gel.

“I guess I must have smelled good. It was kind of funny at first, but after a while I started getting a little nervous and scared out there,” he said.

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“There were like little packs moving around,” said Arizona’s Luis Gonzalez, who hit his first homer of the spring in the first inning and was on third after a triple when the bee delay occurred. “They were all over the pitcher, and Santos when he went out. I think it was either their cologne or deodorant or something. They’ve got to switch it up.”

A good young arm to keep an eye on?

Does Walter Mattheau (during his big mustache years) remind you of Sadam Hussein?

I’m not sure how this isn’t more of a story, but is anyone else worried about Curt Schilling? True, the guy wore a cape and a big “S” on his jersey during the playoffs last year. But he is pushing 40 and trying to come back from fairly major surgery, and he is human. Or is he?

Gotta go throw out all my coconut-oil hair gel. I don’t like bees…