WATCH: Drone flying above Wrigley Field causes delay


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A pesky drone caused a seven-minute delay in the Cubs-Indians game at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night.
A pesky drone caused a seven-minute delay in the Cubs-Indians game at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night.

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.

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