On August 19, 2012 — Play comes to a stop in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Nats game against the Mets when a praying mantis is discovered in the outfield at Nationals Park. The contest continues after New York outfielder Andres Torres carefully picks up the beneficial insect and gently hands it over to a member of the ballpark’s ground crew.

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