Sport WATCH: Umpire has giant moth pulled from ear during Yankees-White Sox game

18:20  09 august  2018
18:20  09 august  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Disgusting moment MLB umpire pulls a LIVE MOTH from his ear after it flew in and got stuck during Umpire Bruce Dreckman dashed off the field during Yankees v White Sox A large moth had flown into his ear before the ninth innings on Wednesday night

Second base umpire Bruce Dreckman needed a trainer's assistance to remove a giant bug that had flown into his ear during the Yankees - White Sox game .

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When Bruce Dreckman walked out on Guaranteed Rate Field for the White Sox-Yankees game Wednesday, he likely didn't expect to have a battle with a giant moth.

But that's exactly what happened in the ninth inning when the moth flew into the umpire's ear, which forced him to leave the game and get it pulled out.


Dreckman didn't seemed fazed by the winged creature getting stuck in his ear. He had help pulling it out and jogged back on the field.

Shockingly, the moth was still alive and was fluttering around.

Despite the short delay, the Yankees still thumped the White Sox, 7-3.

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