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Date: 07/08/11 07:42 AM

34 Responses to Rangers Fan Dies From Fall

  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 5:47 am
    Link: Rangers Fan Dies From Fall - Ball was tossed to the stands by Josh Hamilton. Guy had to have it and reached a little too far over the railing...
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    davisboy Male 30-39
    587 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 7:54 am
    So sad, his son was right there beside him as it happened.

    Be prepared my friends, you never know when today will be your last day.
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
    697 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 7:55 am
    okaaay...
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 7:55 am
    i didnt watch this, just came to comment, god bless his family & friends.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
    911 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 8:04 am
    that`s unexpected.. i didn`t hear anything about him dying, so maybe he didn`t? i dont know how IAB got this caption from the video
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    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 8:05 am
    Did he die on-the-spot or in the hospital from injuries sustained?
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 8:13 am
    You`re sh*tting me? A sport where people reach for balls and a guy just casually falls over a waist-high railing down a gap to land on his head. Now I`m not a fan of health and safety but jesus wept, I bet they had a sweepstake going on when that would happen. Who won?
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 8:28 am
    @the large one

    this happened last night, not last year
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 8:29 am
    @davisboy

    I think the irony is that he was a fireman, one of the more dangerous jobs in the world
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 8:34 am
    The fall was bad because he was pinned between the board and the stands, most of the way down. It "aimed" him at the ground, head first.

    After the fall, witnesses said he was asking for someone to check on his son. He was awake and moving. The newspapers are reporting that he died of heart failure, in the ambulance, on the way to the hospital.

    The whole thing is a terrible tragedy. Not only was a life lost, but another (his son`s) has been forever destroyed. How does one grow up normally, being present when something like this happens? My thoughts go out to his son and family.
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    eovogt Male 18-29
    197 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 9:04 am
    The most exciting thing to happen to baseball since...well the beginning of baseball!
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    beardtats Male 18-29
    255 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 9:15 am
    a) i love how the commentators casually chuckle about it before they grasp the gravity of the situation, and the game continues on.

    b) how do you think the player that threw the ball up to them feels?
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    savemejebus Female 30-39
    143 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 9:34 am
    For his sake, I really hope he loved the Rangers.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 10:40 am
    that`s awful.
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    Renaud- Male 18-29
    423 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 10:44 am
    Another contender for the Darwin award...
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    ED-209 Male 30-39
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    July 8, 2011 at 11:11 am
    "Looks like He didn`t keep his eye," *puts on sunglasses*,"on the ball."
    YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
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    Aedran Female 18-29
    295 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    Guy was named Shannon Stone. He was alive and then on the way to the hospital he died from injuries sustained.
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    tobyvictory Male 70 & Over
    406 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    That`s too bad. With all the empty seats it looks like the Rangers need all the fans they can get.
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    NATattack Female 18-29
    285 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    Poor kid watched his dad fall and then had to be taken down by the person next to him to his body to say goodbye before he passed. So sad.
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    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    that`s awful... Poor kid =( the dad was reaching that far probably was getting it for his son, not for himself.
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    Kodyo Male 18-29
    226 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    Too soon, Ed, too soon.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    That`s messed up, they need to implement new safety features out there. This happened exactly 1 year and 1 day after someone else fell at the same ballpark.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    @Revolutioniz, he died on the way to the hospital. It`s all over the news here
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    July 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Not that I`m particularly interested in watching a guy fall to his (soon to be) death, but the video has been removed.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    removed
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    Willowwatch Female 30-39
    734 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 6:24 pm
    They said it looked like he actually caught the ball. I can`t imagine that the family would want it though. What an awkward conversation that would be. I feel so bad for his son. He was right there when it happened and it looked like the rest of the family was not there. How terrible for him. :(
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    Simcoe Male 30-39
    126 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 7:06 pm
    News report on the incident that does show the video, but you don`t see anything.

    http://youtu.be/Aesp8ViZbro
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    Zymotical Male 18-29
    198 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    xCYBERDYNEx - "That`s messed up, they need to implement new safety features out there. This happened exactly 1 year and 1 day after someone else fell at the same ballpark."

    No, people need to be responsible for their own actions. The railing is there so that people don`t just fall off the edge, NOT so you can lean over it to grab a $5 ball. If anything people should start getting ejected for putting themselves in harms way for a stupid souvenir.

    Good riddance to the dad, for not looking out for his child`s future needs and putting his life on the line for a $5 ball.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    July 9, 2011 at 2:22 am
    Updated with Simcoe`s link, although embedding is disabled.

    Shame for the guy, and especially his family.
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    unclelar Male 50-59
    119 posts
    July 9, 2011 at 8:13 am
    He died of a heart attack on the way to the hospital.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    July 9, 2011 at 8:41 am
    That`s sad and all, but I bet they will put up safety nets, or something, all around the stadium now.

    For now, Darwin: 1 (almost 2), Rangers Ballpark: 0
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32786 posts
    July 9, 2011 at 9:06 am
    Putting up nets and safety rails all over would block the fans view of the game. Hardly practical. It`s sad, but I`d wager more people are hurt and killed in traffic accidents comming to and going from the game, eh?

    It`s perception, not reality.
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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
    512 posts
    July 9, 2011 at 9:44 am
    So how many firefighters has George Bush watched die at this point? He`s got quite a tally going on there.

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