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WATCH: 10 years ago during ALDS, Yankees and Indians were harassed by midges in Cleveland

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 14:52:17-04

It was ten years ago when players and fans from the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians got a warm, and rather annoying, welcome to Jacobs Field. 

Attention in the ballpark was turned away from baseball and to the swarming, pesky flies commonly known as midges.

During the ALDS game on October 5, 2007, fans and players were swatting away the midges that made their way from Lake Erie to Progressive Field.

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Before the Indians took the New York Yankees in the series, the eighth inning came to a halt when the midges decided to become field guests during the end of the game.

New York Yankees' Joba Chamberlain was harassed by the bugs while he was stationed at the pitcher's mound.

Pitch after pitch, the midges were swarming Chamberlain and as a result, the Indians continued to make runs. The Indians took the game and eventually the series. 

In the video below,  players of New York Yankees are seen spraying themselves down with bug spray to avoid further distraction and aggravation caused by the midges.