Want to see a really freaky optical illusion? Your eyes may initially deceive you when you watch this clip from a recent game between the minor league Syracuse Chiefs and Indianapolis Indians. Chiefs SS Emmanuel Burriss hits a drive that appears to bounce off the top of the wall and over the fence for a home run. The announcer definitely thinks that it’s a home run.
But keep watching and you’ll see that the right fielder actually takes the ball out of his glove and throws it in. How the hell did that happen? Some kind of bizarre voodoo?
A closer look shows what actually took place. Beyond the right field wall there’s a batting cage, and at the exact moment when the fielder went up to catch the ball, someone threw a ball inside the batting cage, and from the high camera position it appeared that the ball actually tipped off the fence and over for a home run.
Such a wild coincidence both of timing and viewing angle. What are the odds of the ball appearing at that exact moment? I swear, sometimes the universe is just messing with us. The universe just wants to keep us on our toes. Well played, universe.
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