Alaskan Baseball Game Delayed Due to a Bear on the Field (Video)

Bear on the baseball field

Oh, Alaska! It’s so much fun to watch you try to do normal things, like host baseball games, only to see them go awry because of stereotypically Alaskan things, like bears infiltrating the field.

At an American Legion game (let’s all just pretend we know what that is) in Juneau, play was suspended due to…bears on the field. More specifically and accurately, it was one bear, and it was just outside the outfield fence, but that doesn’t make for a very sexy headline, so we’re going with “BEARS ON THE FIELD!!!!!!!!!!!”

Here’s the un-bear-able video:

(Judging by the camera work, I think a bear may have been the one filming the encounter as well.)

One news outlet described the presence of the bear as “unsolicited,” as though its readers may have immediately jumped to the conclusion that the baseball officials peppered the grounds with picnic baskets, honeypots, and salmon to attract bears for reasons unknown.

If you’re an avid reader of TPS, you may have noticed that we posted another story about a jogger who was stalked by a bear for 20 minutes.

I don’t think I need to be the one to point out that this is clearly the start of an epidemic of bears—one that we at TPS will refer to as “Bearmageddon,” at least until the bears find their way inside our corporate office and eat us all.


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