GIF: Michael Bourn is ... not close to catching this ball

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In the course of Friday's loss to the Tigers, Indians fly-catcher Michael Bourn -- typically a standout defender -- had this luckless thing happen to him ... 

(HT: to MLBGIFs for the image)

As Bourn later explained to the Akron Beacon Journal, he had the ball coming off the bat but lost it in the gloaming. It happens to even the best of glove-men. 

"Golly, I find recent baseball events, insofar as they concern me, to be ridiculous and unfortunate. I shall perhaps spend the rest of this stupid day walking with head down and shoulders slumped, not unlike Charlie Brown after one of his serialized defeats," says Bourn's visage at the end. 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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