DENVER (AP) -- The buzz in the Colorado Rockies' dugout wasn't about baseball. Thousands of bees suddenly appeared at the top of the fifth inning. The swarm landed on a pole near a TV camera bay and dugout. The bees caused a brief delay in yesterday afternoon's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. During the sixth inning, a beekeeper came to rescue, with a large vacuum cleaner. The little buzzers were gradually sucked up and relocated. Perhaps the Rockies could have used a little more help from the hometown swarm. The Diamondbacks beat the Rockies 9-7.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- It's a ballpark brat that's more like a bat. Fans will soon be able to feast on the "Great Bratbino" at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The 2-foot-long bratwurst will cost 26 bucks. It will be introduced a week from today, when Texas hosts Toronto. The new brat will come with sauerkraut. But hungry fans can also order it topped with chili, nacho cheese, grilled onions and jalapenos.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) -- Even if you can't catch a football, or make an open field tackle, you still can get a Super Bowl ring. All it takes is money -- and lots of it. Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor is auctioning off his 1991 championship ring. The online auction ends tomorrow. SCP Auctions President David Kohler expects the winning bid to be as much as $100,000. L-T and the New York Giants won the Super Bowl in 1987 and '91. In the years since retiring from football, Taylor has struggled with drugs and legal problems.
WORLD WAR II REVISITED
OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) -- It's going to look like D-Day on Long Island this weekend. World War II re-enactors are setting up camp in the New York suburb. "Captain" Robert Scarabino says they strive for authenticity. He says no cellphones are permitted. Anyone caught drinking out of a flip-top can will get a chewing-out by the sergeant. The troops will have the support of a genuine Sherman tank, while period warplanes will fly overhead. About a-thousand people are expected to show up to share the living history lesson.
LONDON (AP) -- No, it's not Wikipedia-ville. But it good be. A small Welsh village hopes to make history as the the world's first "Wikipedia town." Bar codes are posted all over Monmouth in the U.K.. Starting tomorrow, visitors will be able use their smartphones to scan the codes, bringing up a Wikipedia page about the landmark. There are about a-thousand bar codes posted around town, on everything from schools to pubs. Town officials have even set up a free WiFi network to help visitors stay connected.
NEW YORK (AP) -- They're pups -- but they're not dogs. Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo is showing off three playful otter pups. The Wildlife Conservation Society says the otters were born in February. The otter parents are mom, Dixie, and daddy, Oogie. Zoo officials say the pups are the first North American river otters born in a New York City zoo or aquarium since 1956. In case you didn't know, otters are members of the weasel family.
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