Matt Hilton: the famous Beekeeper who saves an MLB Game.
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The Beekeeper that saved an MLB game gets Topps trading card contract!

Published May 2, 2024 at 6:47 PM

Matt Hilton, the individual behind the Beekeeper mask who intervened to save an MLB game between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers, has surprisingly signed a contract with Topps for his own baseball trading card.

Hilton emerged as the hero on Tuesday when he was summoned to address a swarm of bees causing a delay in the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game. It was such an incredible moment for fans to get behind someone just doing there job, it one of those things that give you goosebumps.

This has to be the greatest Bee Keeping moment of all time. This is what you dream about when you get your PHD in Insects

Hilton was in disbelief by the response from fans in person and online. fans were chanting "MVP!".

"It was crazy. I knew it was going to be an interesting experience. I mean, I'm going to Chase Field and the Diamondbacks and Dodgers playing, So I knew it was going to be a cool experience, but it wasn't until I went out on the field in the buggy and the fans were just going crazy that it kind of hit me just how big of a deal this was and it just turned into a really neat experience for me."

As a result, he was given the honor to throw out the ceremonial first pitch the following day.

"It's been very surreal, I did not expect any of this craziness to happen, I thought I was just gonna go do my job and be on my way home, but once I took care of the bees, it just spiraled way out of control of anything I thought was going to happen, When I got on the field, I saw just how loud the crowd was when I did a couple fist bumps and I was like ‘Ay, I'm gonna get a couple more fist bumps and play to this a little bit,' and it kind of helped loosen my nerves a little bit too, so it definitely helped me out and I just decided to have fun with it."

The craziest thing of them all is that Matt Hilton signed a deal with Topps to receive his very own limited edition trading card.

"We've signed a deal with Matt Hilton (the Bee Specialist from last night's game) and we're making autograph cards from his all-time great performance," Topps announced on X."

It is hard not to be romantic about baseball...

Source: CNN - Beekeeper Matt Hilton revels in ‘surreal' experience after his MLB heroics, gets a trading card deal
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