Baseball game delayed after fish falls from sky

Rain delays are common in Florida, but have you ever seen a baseball game delayed by fish falling out of the sky?

It happened Saturday during the eighth inning of a game between Jacksonville State and Jacksonville University.

An osprey flying over Jacksonville’s John Sessions Stadium with a fish in its claws was harassed by a bald eagle, causing the osprey to drop its prey onto the grass in shallow right field.

Play was momentarily halted as the eagle circled the stadium. But before it could pounce on the abandoned fish, Jacksonville outfielder Connor Stephens ran out of the dugout and scooped up the fish in a towel.

As the JU Baseball’s official Twitter account pointed out, after the osprey was bothered by the eagle, a Dolphin (Jacksonville sports teams are the Dolphins) recovered the fish to complete the menagerie-induced delay.

No word on if the fish was later grilled or fried.

USA TODAY SPORTS