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Archie F. Swin
07-06-2010, 10:19 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100706&content_id=12003558&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers-Indians game was delayed 16 minutes in the bottom of the fifth inning when a male fan fell from the second-deck club level and into the lower bowl at the Ballpark in Arlington on Tuesday night.

The fan flipped over the railing before landing on his back in section 35, which is roughly a 30-foot drop.

He was conscious and able to move all of his extremities. After being stabilized, he was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

He was sitting in the front row of section 235 and was reaching for a foul that had sailed over his head and caromed back toward the field. According to a witness, the man turned his back to the field, reached over his head for the foul ball and lost his balance.

Four other fans were treated for minor injuries related to the fall, but none was taken to the hospital.

After the foul ball, which came off the bat of Nelson Cruz, a hush fell over the ballpark as Indians players took a knee and Rangers players sat silent from the dugout. That's when crew chief umpire Tim Tschida halted the game.

Fish
07-06-2010, 10:24 PM
Wow... Video?

Reaper16
07-06-2010, 10:25 PM
If I have Nelson Cruz on my fantasy roster, do I get any points for that?

Sure-Oz
07-06-2010, 10:27 PM
If I have Nelson Cruz on my fantasy roster, do I get any points for that?

I think he gets another DL stint in the near future

Archie F. Swin
07-06-2010, 10:27 PM
Wow... Video?

probably property of MLB

RJ
07-06-2010, 10:29 PM
Nice try there fan. Get well soon.

Captain Obvious
07-06-2010, 10:33 PM
Did he get the ball?

tk13
07-06-2010, 10:36 PM
The only video they showed was the normal center field cam where you see all the fans behind home plate stand up horrified. The home plate ump put his hands on his head and turned away.

Short Leash Hootie
07-06-2010, 10:40 PM
The only video they showed was the normal center field cam where you see all the fans behind home plate stand up horrified. The home plate ump put his hands on his head and turned away.

yeah the reaction by the ump and the fan reaction was awful...

Pioli Zombie
07-06-2010, 10:42 PM
I'm AMAZED it doesn't happen more often. I mean, when you see drunk people flying down the stairs in the upper decks.....

Toadkiller
07-06-2010, 10:50 PM
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teedubya
07-07-2010, 03:23 AM
GoChiefs? Oh Man... get well soon, bro

JD10367
07-07-2010, 07:09 AM
It's Darwin-Award-nominees like this who ruin it for the rest of us. Like the idiots who keep falling off cruise ships, and now my view is ruined 'cause the ships have to put fucking glass barriers and netting all over the place. Now the railings in that ballpark will be right in your frigging line of sight, to keep future idiots from falling over.

I miss the days of my youth, when kids and adults used bicycles and motorcycles without helmets, and rode in the station wagon at full speed with the tailgate down and the backwards-facing backseat full of kids with their legs hanging out of the car, and God let the Law of Natural Selection do the work for him.

Deberg_1990
07-07-2010, 08:37 AM
I'm AMAZED it doesn't happen more often. I mean, when you see drunk people flying down the stairs in the upper decks.....

It has happened a few times before. Might have even happed at the K before? Anyone remember?

There was a guy who died a few years ago at a Braves game after falling from the Upper Deck....it was alot farther though than this guy.

Stanley Nickels
07-07-2010, 08:50 AM
It's Darwin-Award-nominees like this who ruin it for the rest of us. Like the idiots who keep falling off cruise ships, and now my view is ruined 'cause the ships have to put ****ing glass barriers and netting all over the place. Now the railings in that ballpark will be right in your frigging line of sight, to keep future idiots from falling over.

I miss the days of my youth, when kids and adults used bicycles and motorcycles without helmets, and rode in the station wagon at full speed with the tailgate down and the backwards-facing backseat full of kids with their legs hanging out of the car, and God let the Law of Natural Selection do the work for him.

So , you're complaining about something that hasn't even happened yet?
And, additionally, youre blaming this future rule change on a guy who had an accident, and was almost a victim of said "natural selection", which apparently only occurred when you were a kid?
...ok...

Bwana
07-07-2010, 08:58 AM
Heh, I remember being at Arrowhead for a game a few years back and seeing some Stu-nod taking a dive as well.

JD10367
07-07-2010, 09:01 AM
So , you're complaining about something that hasn't even happened yet?
And, additionally, youre blaming this future rule change on a guy who had an accident, and was almost a victim of said "natural selection", which apparently only occurred when you were a kid?
...ok...

Sarcasm. Learn to detect it, Francis, and GFY.

Dave Lane
07-07-2010, 09:03 AM
10 to 1 says alcohol was involved as well

Gonzo
07-07-2010, 09:21 AM
Alas, gravity... The great equalizer. We call this, "thinning of the herd."
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RockChalk
07-07-2010, 09:29 AM
It has happened a few times before. Might have even happed at the K before? Anyone remember?


It happened at the K maybe 15+ years ago. The only reason I remember is because I was there that night. We had just left and as we were walking out, we heard the crowd give off a collective "ohhhhhhh". Once we got to the car, we found out a man had fallen. I don't believe he died, but my memory of this isn't all that great.

Deberg_1990
07-07-2010, 09:37 AM
yea, a google searched turned up the Turner Field death and a guy who jumped at Yankee Stadium a few years back.

Unforunately, this happens more than it should.

-King-
07-07-2010, 09:47 AM
I thought so. There is no way it doesnt happen all the time. When i go to the games i look at the railings like wtf? They're below waste level for most people. Add that to the steepness of the upper deck...
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Goldmember
07-07-2010, 12:05 PM
forcefield

Param
07-07-2010, 12:51 PM
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Makes me think of this guy. WTF are u doing lol

Digital Takawira
07-07-2010, 03:55 PM
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Makes me think of this guy. WTF are u doing lol



D-Bowe could learn something from this guy. Screw Dwight Clark, that should be known as "The Catch".

Guru
07-07-2010, 05:18 PM
So MLB isn't letting anyone see this?

Guru
07-07-2010, 05:22 PM
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Mr. Laz
07-07-2010, 05:25 PM
one texan down .........

Pasta Giant Meatball
07-07-2010, 05:32 PM
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Makes me think of this guy. WTF are u doing lol

Is that guy mecca? Anyway, seeing that play never gets old.

Demonpenz
07-07-2010, 05:46 PM
there was a dude at the arrowhead that feel through the tent awhile back, then there was a drunk dude at arrowhead that was in the upper deck that started to roll over people and gain speed from the top of the upper deck just started rolling down peoples heads. The one at the K the dude tried to do an Handstand on the railing above the exit of the plaza level. The new K is begging to have someone fall off the side of the escalader on the top deck. the escalador comes up to my waste and you are 30 stories up or so. Add that and how drunk you have to be to have the pile of shit on the field.

ForeverChiefs58
07-07-2010, 05:53 PM
My wife won tickets to arrowhead one time. we got there and it was 2nd to last row at the top. I sat there had 4 beers and had to pee. When I got up to go down the journey of stairs, I felt a little scared I would fall. Scared enough I stopped drinking...at least until I could reach safer ground.

chiefqueen
07-07-2010, 05:57 PM
Heh, I remember being at Arrowhead for a game a few years back and seeing some Stu-nod taking a dive as well.

He fell in my section. I knew something wierd was going on everybody in the ten sections around me stood & that nobody paid attention when the Chiefs forced the Steelers punter into giving up a safety.

The game was the 2nd home game after 9/11. My initial reaction to seeing all those people standing was that it was some kind of terrorist attack.

Baconeater
07-07-2010, 05:58 PM
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Makes me think of this guy. WTF are u doing lol
Damnit, I was going to look for that but I could not remember for the life of me when or where it happened.

RJ
07-07-2010, 06:00 PM
Sometimes people just fall. It happens.

PunkinDrublic
07-07-2010, 06:46 PM
I'm suprised more of us Royals fans haven't voluntarily jumped.

ForeverChiefs58
07-07-2010, 06:52 PM
I'm suprised more of us Royals fans haven't voluntarily jumped.

ROFLROFL