Nightmarish footage shows MLB umpire having live bug pulled from his ear during game
It's strange how certain bugs will freak us out more than others. Ladybugs are regarded by many as pretty and relatively harmless. However, as someone has had an infestation of them in my house, I can't stand the things. The same goes for butterflies and moths - there's not a huge difference between the two, but I'll bet you wouldn't let a moth land on your hand the same way you would with a butterfly.
It doesn't matter what's rational - you know some things are just going to freak you out. I know how bad I get if a fly buzzes too close to my ear - I'm still cringing a few minutes later. But luckily for me, I haven't had a bug actually make it inside my ear, as this unfortunate man did.
On Wednesday night, a Yankees-White Sox game was interrupted by a strange sight. Viewers saw Umpire Bruce Dreckman having some problem with his ear, receiving some help from Yankees trainer Steve Donohue. Soon enough, they found out the cause of the problem: a god damn moth in his ear.
Check out the video of the incident below. Warning: it may make your skin crawl.
Thankfully, they managed to remove it fairly quickly. Dreckman looks fairly at ease throughout the whole ordeal, which is kind of remarkable. Imagine hearing that buzzing?
As the commentator says, "Man, that's some freaky stuff."
Now, I'm going to do my best to purge this from my memory forever. Otherwise, I'll be covering my ears at all times, and that's not a good look.