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A Ball Bounced Off This Minor Leaguer’s Head … And Over the Wall for a Home Run!


In a move reminiscent of Jose Canseco, minor league right fielder Zach Borenstein has done the unthinkable: he allowed a ball to bounce off his noggin and over the wall in right field for a three-run dinger. Whoops.


Indeed, last night, the Dodgers No. 2 prospect – Alex Verdugo – hit a fly ball out into right field and was hoping for, at best, a double over Borenstein’s head.

What he got, of course, was so, so much better:

That was Verdugo’s first homer in over a month and you can read more about how he was fighting back laughter (poorly) while rounding the bases right here at

What I find even crazier about all of this is how far away Borenstein was from the wall. At least when Canseco did it, he was right up against it … Borenstein, on the other hand, well, he had probably another ten feet to go. I’m dying.


And in case it’s been a while since you’ve seen Canseco’s infamous blooper, here ya go:


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.