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A Braves fan's warning track race went from near victory to agony of defeat with a spectacular tumble

Life has a funny way of throwing surprises in our way at unexpected moments. It's always a good idea, as individuals, to maintain a level head and a keen sense of awareness at every turn. 

Of course, this is easier said than done when playing out in front of our faces. As the titular animals in Aesop's "The Tortoise and the Hare" taught us, to be overly confident can actually prove to be one's downfall.

That epic fable is now all too familiar for this Braves fan, who was given a head start in a footrace with a costumed racer named "The Freeze" on Friday, only to ... well ... 

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Life comes at you fast. But despite that ignominous end to what was almost a victory lap for that fan, his Braves beat the Mets, 3-2, in the actual game.