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ANIMATED: Erik Bedard Gives Up Home Run, Has Priceless Reaction

Freddie Freeman drilled an Erik Bedard pitch in the seventh inning, sending it over the wall in center field to give the Atlanta Braves a 3-1 lead over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. At Safeco Field, a shot to straight-away center, or close to it, is an impressive feat. The ball doesn't carry well as it is, and a ball has to be hit incredibly hard to clear the wall in center.

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While it was sad to see the home run, and the subsequent Mariners' loss, I can't stop laughing at Bedard's reaction. Thanks to some brilliant camera work -- the operator in center zooms in on Bedard right after the ball leaves the bat -- we get this amazing reaction, including what appears to be a "wow."

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Bedard

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Via Matthew at Lookout Landing.

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I feel like this clip needs a shot of the dramatic chipmunk, complete with the music.

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