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We've posted some pretty bizarre Major League Baseball moments over the years here on Outside the Boxscore but a moment from last night's Marlins/Padres games might take the cake for one of the strangest.
The moment happened in the second inning of play as Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia delivered a pitch to San Diego's Will Venable who appeared to hit a lazy fly ball to Miami right fielder Marcell Ozuna.
As Ozuna attempts to make the play and the Padres broadcasting team gets ready to call a fly-out, the ball travels over Ozuna's head for a home run:
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Venable's reaction to the play is an instant classic.
(Courtesy of The Outside Corner)
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Marcell Ozuna has no idea where this ball went … well it went in the stands.
It led Will Venable to do this:
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This is one of the most bizarre home runs I've ever seen. In the second inning of the Marlins-Padres game on Tuesday night, Padres outfielder Will Venable hits a fly ball to right field off of Marlins starter Alex Sanabia. Miami right fielder Marcell Ozuna settles down to make the catch in normal depth in right field as San Diego's announcers prepare to call the fly out....
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Padres outfielder Will Venable hit a home run last night against the Marlins. Miami right fielder Marcell Ozuna, as well as Venable, were confused.
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