WATCH: Drone flying above Wrigley Field causes delay
|Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 10:01 PM- -|
CHICAGO — With no fans present at MLB ballparks this season, drone delays have been occasional hindrances, with troublemakers flying their remote-controlled flying devices over the diamond at various venues in order to get a better view of the game. Wrigley Field became the site of a drone delay for the first time on Wednesday.
With the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth, a drone hovered over the field, causing a delay. Due to a city ordinance in Chicago, flying a drone over the Friendly Confines is illegal, so the mischievous drone operator might get caught in a legal bind if caught. Maneuvering up and down above the playing surface, the drone, which even landed on the outfield grass at one point, served as a short-lived annoyance before play resumed a little over seven minutes later.
2016 delays vs. Cleveland: Rain— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) September 17, 2020
2020 delays vs. Cleveland: Drones pic.twitter.com/Opm6oNeDWW
Fight, or flight?— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 17, 2020
Our first drone delay of the season, and, well, ever. pic.twitter.com/uJR6oSX8yf
"You bring the bat out and crack it in half,see how it flies."— FOX Sports Cleveland (@FOXSportsCLE) September 17, 2020
Don't ever change Rick Manning! ???? pic.twitter.com/qFa5UjhDqs
Don't fly on Willson.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) September 17, 2020
Drone delay at Wrigley Field. pic.twitter.com/KizxPnD9ZO