Bee Guy's first pitch after saving Dodgers-Diamondbacks was the definition of entertainment

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks / Christian Petersen/GettyImages

The Dodgers-Diamondbacks game on Tuesday night, scheduled to start at 6:40 PM, was delayed by just under two hours. The roof at Chase Field was open, but it wasn't raining in Phoenix. Instead, both play and all of the attendees behind home plate were threatened by the presence of a massive bee colony that had taken residence on the net just above the first row seats.

During the delay, the Diamondbacks' Twitter account took to posting fun bee facts (save the bees!), and some astute fans observed that during the 1 hour, 55 minute delay, one could watch Jerry Seinfeld's The Bee Movie in its entirety. (Could, but maybe not should).

The game was finally able to kick off when beekeeper Matt Hilton of Blue Sky Pest Control arrived to save the day. His arrival was met with thunderous applause, and he was handed the ball to throw out the ceremonial first pitch for his efforts.

Hilton took the field, tossed off his beekeeping veil with a flourish, and threw a not-so-perfect pitch that was framed for a perfect strike. Even after Christian Walker walked things off for the Diamondbacks, Hilton is the one who got the postgame interview.

Bee Guy Matt Hilton took his moment in the spotlight seriously after saving Dodgers-Diamondbacks game

Hilton said he was at his son's tee ball game (and the last game of the season, too!) when he got the call to come scoop up the swarm of bees that had gathered at Chase. He was greeted by a standing ovation twice, when he came onto the field to remove the colony and when he was brought out to throw the first pitch.

The Dodgers went on to lose in extras, on Walker's second home run of the night. LA wasn't playing great baseball despite maintaining the lead until the bottom of the eighth; their two runs scored on a wild pitch and a balk. Gabriel Moreno singled to tie the game, then Will Smith hit one deep enough for Gavin Lux to tag and score from third. They could've eked out a win, but Walker's two-run homer off of Nabil Crismatt slammed that door shut.

But it's kind of fitting, isn't it? The Diamondbacks did it for the Bee Guy. They should give the man lifetime season tickets.