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Johan Camargo was so in the zone he didn't notice the giant wad of gum on his shoulder

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A day off from the playing field is not necessarily a day off in the dugout. Off-field awareness is often just as important as on-field awareness.

That's a lesson that Braves rookie Johan Camargo may well have learned during the fifth inning of Thursday's 6-5 win over the Marlins when a jokester teammate placed a wad of gum on his shoulder ... and Camargo didn't even notice.

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Provided Camargo eventually discovered the mountain of gum adorning his shoulder, he has learned that constant vigilance is the name of the game. He certainly won't let such a structure appear on his shoulder without his notice again.

And, who knows, perhaps this recently learned lesson will inspire him to train and test his teammates' off-field awareness.

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