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Rookie mistake: Marcell Ozuna loses fly ball, waves arms around, doesn’t realize it’s a homer

Mike Oz
Big League Stew

Welcome to the big leagues, Marcell Ozuna.

Ozuna, a Miami Marlins rookie recently called up after Giancarlo Stanton's injury, has been hitting pretty well. But Tuesday night in the Marlins game against the San Diego Padres he had an embarrassing (and hilarious) rookie moment.

Will Venable hit a deep fly ball to right field. Ozuna started to track it. Then fear flashed across his face. He couldn't find it. He started to wave his arms. When the ball never dropped to the ground, he just looked confused. With good reason: It was actually a home run.

Don't be too hard on Ozuna. Others were fooled too — Venable actually stopped running, thinking he had flied out. Even the announcers were surprised it was a homer.

At this is one funny Miami Marlins moment that doesn't have to do with ticket sales or Jeffrey Loria's real estate advice.

BLS H/N: Deadspin

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