+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 25 of 114

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    NYYF Legend

    SLURPEE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn, New York

  2. #2

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    I’m ticked off at AOL. Do I really need to see a picture of that poor fan about to be in mid-fall? That’s just inappropriate knowing what happens. Maybe the barriers should be raised in ballparks – this shouldn’t happen, ever.

    Awful............and I have no desire to watch the video

  3. #3
    Let's go Rangers! RhodyYanksFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    lil'rhody

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Yeah there's no reason that video should be available.

    This is one of the saddest stories of the year. That poor kid who saw his dad fall to his death at a baseball game. I also feel bad for Josh Hamilton.

  4. #4
    NYYF Legend


    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    The Bronx

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    sad story
    The real reason why the Yankees keep winning is cause the other team can't stop staring at the damn pinstripes

  5. #5
    Released Outright
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Georgetown

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    I hope Hamilton gets through this. Just tragic.
    Somehow I think Grandy and Swish may stop throwing balls in to the stands on the 3rd out.

  6. #6
    NYYF Legend

    NelsonMuntz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Alexandria, VA

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshUSN View Post
    Somehow I think Grandy and Swish may stop throwing balls in to the stands on the 3rd out.
    I have a feeling MLB might ban it outright.
    David Ortiz tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2003.

  7. #7
    NYYF Legend

    35Knucklecurve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Maryland branches, Pennsylvania roots

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan View Post
    Yeah there's no reason that video should be available.

    This is one of the saddest stories of the year. That poor kid who saw his dad fall to his death at a baseball game. I also feel bad for Josh Hamilton.
    Even after his fall, the father's only concern was for his son, asking that somebody please take care of him. It was amazing that he was still conscious at that point. A few of the Rangers who were interviewed after the game broke down. I can't even imagine what Josh Hamilton is going through right now.

    I think this is the 2nd time a fan has fallen from the stands at this stadium. The railings that I've at seen at ballparks only come up to about your waist. It's high enough for a little kid to walk under it. If you raise the railing, it might stop an adult from falling, but then there's even more of a chance of a child going undernearth it. Unless they put some kind of screen or mesh between the top of the railing and the floor of the stands, it won't do any good to raise the height.
    September 28, 2008 - the day the HOF got a wake-up Moose call.

  8. #8
    Adele Dazim xenadanielle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Remulac

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    I heard about this on the radio this AM. Awful!!!


    I feel terrible for the man's family and his little boy who had to see the whole thing. Also, poor Josh Hamilton, ugh.

  9. #9
    Bazinga Hitman23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Long Island

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    I refuse to watch the vid. Not necessary. Awful story.
    NYYFans Fantasy Baseball:
    CBS: Evil Empire
    Yahoo: Special OPS

  10. #10
    NYYF Cy Young

    Sparky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    New Jersey

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    Even after his fall, the father's only concern was for his son, asking that somebody please take care of him. It was amazing that he was still conscious at that point. A few of the Rangers who were interviewed after the game broke down. I can't even imagine what Josh Hamilton is going through right now.

    I think this is the 2nd time a fan has fallen from the stands at this stadium. The railings that I've at seen at ballparks only come up to about your waist. It's high enough for a little kid to walk under it. If you raise the railing, it might stop an adult from falling, but then there's even more of a chance of a child going undernearth it. Unless they put some kind of screen or mesh between the top of the railing and the floor of the stands, it won't do any good to raise the height.
    The railings are designed for people sitting; they are higher at the bottom of the aisle. If the railings are made higher (and solid so kids can't fall thru), then people sitting in the front row would see nothing. Of course you could just add a very high piece of Plexiglass . . . but most patrons of the front row don't want to be enclosed . . . so like most things, it's balancing conflicting wants/needs.

  11. #11
    NYYF Cy Young

    BobLoblaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    NH

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    THey shouldn't ban players from throwing balls to us, that would be dumb. Just put a net or something.
    The Bob Loblaw Law Blog

  12. #12
    Curmudgeon Dave B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Far too close to Wrigley Field

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    This is just a tragic, unfortunate accident and hopefully it won't prompt the teams or idiot Selig to implement some heavy handed, unnecessary regulations - but we all know it will.
    Yep. Hooray for the nanny state... who wants to bet the family sues the Rangers and wins a huge settlement? There's every reason to feel awful for the family, the kid, and Hamilton... but let's also include the Rangers. This was not the result of negligence, just a very bad accident.

    What annoys me is that people are holding this guy up to be some heroic father because he wanted to get the kid a ball. As if that's great parenting. Here's how I define good parenting: NOT LEANING OVER A RAILING AND FALLING TO YOUR DEATH IN FRONT OF YOUR SON.

    Insensitive, yes. But am I wrong?

    (Am I wrong? AM I WRONG? No Walter...)
    Stop Bunting.

  13. #13
    NYYF Cy Young


    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Philly Burbs

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    The video isn't even bad and you wouldn't think twice about watching it if you didn't know what happened, it's not like they show a dead body on there, they just show him fall for like 2 seconds.

    Obviously this is horrible, and it seems like it's just a matter of him landing the wrong way unfortunately. I remember someone fell last year (I think at a Rangers game also) from one tier to another and was fine. RIP

  14. #14

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave B View Post
    Yep. Hooray for the nanny state... who wants to bet the family sues the Rangers and wins a huge settlement? There's every reason to feel awful for the family, the kid, and Hamilton... but let's also include the Rangers. This was not the result of negligence, just a very bad accident.

    What annoys me is that people are holding this guy up to be some heroic father because he wanted to get the kid a ball. As if that's great parenting. Here's how I define good parenting: NOT LEANING OVER A RAILING AND FALLING TO YOUR DEATH IN FRONT OF YOUR SON.

    Insensitive, yes. But am I wrong?

    (Am I wrong? AM I WRONG? No Walter...)
    While I do agree with you about it being a terrible accident and think a lawsuit is possible. I hope that doesn't happen though. Accidents happen and this is one of those situations, by suing it just puts the kid in line for more pain, afterall he'll have to testify, and it also says accidents don't happen somebody is always negligent.

    That being said you calling him a bad parent is a little over the line. You said it was an accident but then blame him. It was a tragic accident, not anyones fault, lets leave it at that.

  15. #15
    Better than you teknetic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    NJ

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave B View Post

    What annoys me is that people are holding this guy up to be some heroic father because he wanted to get the kid a ball. As if that's great parenting.
    Who's doing this?

    e: some random article I haven't read yet, apparently.

    Here's how I define good parenting: NOT LEANING OVER A RAILING AND FALLING TO YOUR DEATH IN FRONT OF YOUR SON.
    How about running into a burning building in order to save an old lady? Worst. Parent. Ever.

  16. #16

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketbooster View Post
    I’m ticked off at AOL. Do I really need to see a picture of that poor fan about to be in mid-fall? That’s just inappropriate knowing what happens. Maybe the barriers should be raised in ballparks – this shouldn’t happen, ever.

    Awful............and I have no desire to watch the video
    while I do understand you don't see any gore and you only hear the reaction of the crowd no crunches or cracks, we aren't talking Clint Malarchuk. But you are right, it is awful, and very sad. Nothing but losers in this situation all around, dad, his kid, and Hamilton. Lets hope the screams of his son don't haunt him and cause a relapse. Let's hope Cooper can recover from that, if that is possible. And RIP Shannon Stone.

  17. #17

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by hockeypuck2008 View Post
    while I do understand you don't see any gore and you only hear the reaction of the crowd no crunches or cracks, we aren't talking Clint Malarchuk. But you are right, it is awful, and very sad. Nothing but losers in this situation all around, dad, his kid, and Hamilton. Lets hope the screams of his son don't haunt him and cause a relapse. Let's hope Cooper can recover from that, if that is possible. And RIP Shannon Stone.
    I'm not sure what you're referring to, but I'm only speaking for myself. I do not want to see a pic or any part of a video, knowing what happens. It's creepy and eerie - the whole situation makes me sick to my stomach.

  18. #18

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    The Rangers did set up a fund:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/texas-rangers

    Also, here's something worth reading....... from the same sight

    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/texas...ns-and-fathers

  19. #19

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketbooster View Post
    I'm not sure what you're referring to, but I'm only speaking for myself. I do not want to see a pic or any part of a video, knowing what happens. It's creepy and eerie - the whole situation makes me sick to my stomach.

    I can respect that. Do you know what happened Clint Malarchuk? If you have a quesy stomach don't youtube him. If you don't, take a gander. Know this though, Clint Malarchuk lived.

  20. #20

    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by hockeypuck2008 View Post
    I can respect that. Do you know what happened Clint Malarchuk? If you have a quesy stomach don't youtube him. If you don't, take a gander. Know this though, Clint Malarchuk lived.
    I have a very, very queasy stomach - just thinking about blood, etc...gives me shivers. He was a hockey player, so I take it he got hit with a puck or was slashed with a blade or something?

    About the video, for me personally, besides it being eerie, just feels wrong - there's nothing for me to want to watch.

    That poor kid - life is really unfair sometimes.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts