First, the 26-year-old slugger, who has put together an incredibly impressive campaign thus far (.312, 20 HR, 55 RBI), was announced as a starter for the National League in the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.
— MLB (@MLB) July 2, 2017
Later in the day, Ozuna clobbered a three-run homer in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers that would ultimately spark some controversy.
During Ozuna’s at bat in the eighth inning, Milwaukee decided to officially have Ozuna’s bat checked by umpires to see if he was using too much pine tar similarly to George Brett‘s famous incident in 1984.
After Ozuna’s personal backup bat was ruled illegal, he ended up using one of Giancarlo Stanton‘s instead and got some revenge on the Brewers by pulverizing a home run just a few pitches later.
Not his bat?! Not a problem!! Another bomb from Marcell Ozuna! (He used Stanton’s bat according to Edinson Volquez!) pic.twitter.com/m5mYroA30o
— Jessica Blaylock (@JessBlaylock) July 2, 2017
Clearly, it doesn’t matter what Ozuna swings when he’s on a tear…