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Joey Terdoslavich learns of the powers of the Tropicana Field roof during a routine popup

Terdoslavich misses foul ball off Trop Field roof

Before the Braves' series against the Rays this week, Joey Terdoslavich had never played a game inside Tropicana Field. As such, he might have been unaware that the roof at the Trop has a habit of imposing its presence on baseballs, causing even the most routine plays to go awry.

During Wednesday's Braves-Rays matchup, he learned firsthand to take no Tropicana Field popup for granted.

When Asdrubal Cabrera fouled up a pitch into the territory next to first during the bottom of the second, Terdoslavich proceeded with business as usual.

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It was not business as usual. The ball ricocheted off the catwalk, fell behind Terdoslavich and was ruled out of play -- while the rules for catwalk-effected balls over fair territory are a bit more complicated, any ball that strikes a roof fixture (such as catwalks) over foul territory is an automatic dead ball.

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It paid off for Cabrera, too, who eventually singled. 

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