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    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

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    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.

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    sad story
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    I refuse to watch the vid. Not necessary. Awful story.
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    He fell into the gap between the stands and the scoreboard so you don't actually see the actual impact. Poor kid, ugh.

    Is there video of the interviews?

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    Incredibly sad story. I can't imagine what his family is going through, and especially how his son must feel. He'll probably never watch another baseball game for the rest of his life. Just tragic.

    RIP. Thoughts and prayers.

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    What a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved, I have no idea how they'll recover from this.

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    Very, very sad. Tragic for the family, awful for Hamilton. I am sick to my stomach after just watching the video. I thought it was just the story, then they showed it, the media should be so ashamed for having that up.

    Makes you realize just how unimportant baseball is.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by goin for 27 View Post
    Very, very sad. Tragic for the family, awful for Hamilton. I am sick to my stomach after just watching the video. I thought it was just the story, then they showed it, the media should be so ashamed for having that up.

    Makes you realize just how unimportant baseball is.....
    It just goes to show you the order of priorities in the media. They will cut away from some idiot who runs onto the field in the middle of a game, but they will let you view someone falling to his death.
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    Video's not even that bad. It only shows the part of him falling down and you can't see the rest of it.

    Very sad indeed. Poor kid.

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    I don't have a problem with them showing video, it is news.

    Very sad story and feel terrible for that poor kid, Josh Hamilton and the rest of dead man's family. Very tragic.

    I imagine they will put some kind of saftey netting between the stands and wall to cover the gap but too late for this poor fellow.
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    This is so sad -

    The visitor's bullpen at the stadium is in left-center field. Athletics reliever Brad Ziegler was in tears after the game when he found out the man had died.
    "They had him on a stretcher. He said, 'Please check on my son. My son was up there by himself.' The people who carried him out reassured him. 'Sir, we'll get your son, we'll make sure he's OK,'" Ziegler said. "He had his arms swinging. He talked and was conscious. We assumed he was OK. But when you find out he's not, it's just tough."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    It just goes to show you the order of priorities in the media. They will cut away from some idiot who runs onto the field in the middle of a game, but they will let you view someone falling to his death.
    Again, they had no idea the guy was falling to his eventual death. The announcers were even joking about it and really paid no attention to it other than saying "Hope he isn't hurt." Sadly, it was bound to happen eventually; wouldn't be surprised if throwing balls deep into the stands was now against stadium safety regulations.

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    Baseball is heaven to so many but now, it is one family's personal hell.
    So incredibly sad.

    Shannon Stone, was a fire fighter. He put his life on his line for his job yet, ends up dying at a baseball game. Apparently, almost exactly a year ago another fan fell from the stands at Rangers Ballpark. Thankfully he survived but, ironically, he was also a firefighter.

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    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.
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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by NelsonMuntz View Post
    I have a feeling MLB might ban it outright.
    No way, it's a big fan friendly part of the game. I am in no way blaming Hamtilon, but throw it deep into the stands when you have a chasm like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teknetic View Post
    Again, they had no idea the guy was falling to his eventual death. The announcers were even joking about it and really paid no attention to it other than saying "Hope he isn't hurt." Sadly, it was bound to happen eventually; wouldn't be surprised if throwing balls deep into the stands was now against stadium safety regulations.
    I was referring to all the videos that are up now - the media knew the outcome. I do agree that MLB will most likely ban players from tossing a ball into the stands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeeah View Post
    No way, it's a big fan friendly part of the game. I am in no way blaming Hamtilon, but throw it deep into the stands when you have a chasm like that.
    It could prove to be too much of a legal liability in light of this incident. I'm just speculating, but it would not surprise me at all if MLB puts a stop to it.
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    OMG that is just a terrible story, i fell so bad for not only hamilton but this poor mans family as well. R.I.P to this poor man and my thoughts go out to his family. I am curious to see what legal actions will arise from this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie View Post
    Video's not even that bad. It only shows the part of him falling down and you can't see the rest of it.

    Very sad indeed. Poor kid.
    It's a video of a man about to fall to his death - it's bad (well I assume it is; even looking at a photo of it (thanks again, AOL) made me sick.

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    This is so sad -
    Oh man, I wish I hadn't read this......That is so heartbreaking.

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