If making the cut during spring training wasn't stressful enough, the added pressure of poisonous insects might do the trick.
Those with arachnophobia at the Chicago White Sox's spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz. may want to reassess their career choice after Saturday's horrifying discovery.
And these two creepy crawlers may be just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the dangerous insects that inhabit the area's ballparks.
Groundskeepers have previously had a whole lot more to deal with in ballparks than just a couple pesky scorpions, as Eric Campbell, head groundskeeper for the Midland RockHounds, told Benjamin Hill of MiLB.com last spring:
Another year when it was a little wetter, we had an infestation of tarantulas. You'd see them crawling on the buildings, all over the place. It was pretty cool that year. It's been so dry this year, though, and tarantulas don't like that. ... During rain delays they'd crawl underneath the tarp where it's all humid. And we get scorpions too, the real small ones, and they say that those are the most poisonous ones.
- With h/t to MLB.com