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Rare 'Oso Blanco' bear spotted in natural habitat after Gattis homer

Catcher Evan Gattis smacked a homer to deep left to give the Braves a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning against the Rockies on Tuesday. No one in Coors Field -- no human, anyway -- was more excited than this trio of fans in bear costumes. El oso blanco, Spanish for "the white bear," was Gattis' nickname when he played baseball in Venezuela.

Los osos blancos


A USA TODAY profile on Gattis identifies the four fans in costume as the catcher's childhood best friends. The word for this is the same in Spanish and English: adorable.