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Carlos Gomez’ home run trot on a foul ball is a thing of glory (video)

Jul 26, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

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I’ve been watching baseball a long time (Wednesday’s Giants-Padres game alone seemed like five years long), but I can honestly say I’ve never seen this. The Brewers’ Carlos Gomez hit a long fly ball to left in Philadelphia that was … hooking … foul. But unaware that the ball was ruled foul, Gomez broke into his home run trot, and did not stop until he was completely around the bases.

Of course the at-bat then ended the only way it could have ended — with Gomez taking a called third strike on a pitch right down the middle.

Return to dugout … awkward.