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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Rangers Planning Shannon Stone Statue

    The Rangers will honor firefighter Shannon Stone with a statue set to be unveiled next year. The statue, which is tentatively set to be named Rangers Fans, will feature Stone along with his 6-year-old son, Cooper. The two were at the game together when Shannon Stone tumbled over a Rangers Ballpark railing catching a thrown ball from Josh Hamilton and fell to his death

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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    very cool

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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Kudos to the Texas Rangers organization for a classy gesture.
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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    I remember hearing about this. Really sad.

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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Wonderful idea - I hope one day his son will be able to enjoy a ballgame again. His Dad was doing the same thing millions of other fathers (and Moms) do by taking their kid(s) to experience the America's past time.
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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    Wonderful idea - I hope one day his son will be able to enjoy a ballgame again. His Dad was doing the same thing millions of other fathers (and Moms) do by taking their kid(s) to experience the America's past time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    Wonderful idea - I hope one day his son will be able to enjoy a ballgame again. His Dad was doing the same thing millions of other fathers (and Moms) do by taking their kid(s) to experience the America's past time.
    I think this is a great gesture on their part but I really hope that this Kid has someone helping him through this tough time right now. I hope his growth process and the tough time that him and his family are going through right now is not overlooked by this gesture. Again....I think its a wonderful thing that the Rangers are doing but I hope the team and MLB help this family out in some way.
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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    actually I think its bizarre immortalizing an unfortuanate stupid accident.
    the child will not benefit from this at all, it will be a contant reminder of the trauma he suffered.
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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by wexy View Post
    actually I think its bizarre immortalizing an unfortuanate stupid accident.
    the child will not benefit from this at all, it will be a contant reminder of the trauma he suffered.
    Yeah, I think a statue is weird too...
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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

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    Yeah, I think a statue is weird too...
    I felt that way too but then I saw the family was on board with it.
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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/09...16&feedID=3742

    Kid is throwing out the first pitch today.

    Nice gesture on the Rangers part but still seems spooky.
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    the rest is just details.

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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/09...16&feedID=3742

    Kid is throwing out the first pitch today.

    Nice gesture on the Rangers part but still seems spooky.
    I saw that on the TBS broadcast tonight. Hamilton was hugging him. It was really quite touching.

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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    I saw that. So damn sad. I feel so bad for the kid.

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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    The New York Times Magazine has a touching interview with Shannon Stone's parents and how they took him to games as a boy and how he caught a ball from his favorite player, Buddy Bell:
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...t_the_ballpark
    SuZann: Shortly after the accident, there was some discussion about whether foul balls should be thrown into the stands to the fans. I wrote to Josh Hamilton, and I said: “Please, don’t stop throwing those balls. Because that’s so important. That’s why daddies bring their little boys to the ballgame is for memories like that. Please don’t stop.”

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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldee5 View Post
    The New York Times Magazine has a touching interview with Shannon Stone's parents and how they took him to games as a boy and how he caught a ball from his favorite player, Buddy Bell:
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...t_the_ballpark
    yea totally agree, this was a freak accident
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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    We tend to forget that players tossing a baseball into the stands after the 3rd out, catching a ball near the stands, etc., is something "new". I think it became part of the goodwill package to get fans back to the game after the strike. Shannon Stone, even after having to endure that tragedy, recognizes just how important it is to fans, especially kids.
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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/04...blockID=703484
    The Texas Rangers dedicated a bronze statue at the park Thursday, titled "Rangers Fans." The life-size sculpture features an image of Stone and his son Cooper walking hand in hand. Both are wearing Rangers jerseys, and Cooper Stone has a glove on his right hand.

    Both Cooper and Shannon Stone's widow, Jenny, participated in Thursday's unveiling, as did Rangers president Nolan Ryan, sculptor Bruce Greene, the entire Texas roster and members of the organization.

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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    I hope this kid does not lose his love for baseball. Its quite courageous of him to even be around the ball park.
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    That's a really nice gesture by texas to put up that monument..and yes i give that boy a ton of respect and credit to have the strength to go back to the park after such a tragedy.
    I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee fan

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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Mad respect for that.
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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Wait, they put up a monument to a guy who fell over a railing and killed himself trying to catch a worthless piece of cowhide?

    Great example to future fans, right.

    But sure, it's a nice gesture and your heart goes out to the kid. Anything to offer him a bit of solace.

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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Nobody should experience something like this
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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    I'm not sure how I feel about this - mixed feelings I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -tz View Post
    Wait, they put up a monument to a guy who fell over a railing and killed himself trying to catch a worthless piece of cowhide?

    Great example to future fans, right.

    But sure, it's a nice gesture and your heart goes out to the kid. Anything to offer him a bit of solace.
    That's a pretty cynical way of looking at it. They're not celebrating his fall or using it to encourage other fans to reach way over the railing. It celebrates the bond baseball fosters between father and son (or daughter) and memorializes a tragedy that occurred. I think it was done respectfully.

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    Re: Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing

    Quote Originally Posted by False1 View Post
    That's a pretty cynical way of looking at it. They're not celebrating his fall or using it to encourage other fans to reach way over the railing. It celebrates the bond baseball fosters between father and son (or daughter) and memorializes a tragedy that occurred. I think it was done respectfully.
    I understand what you're saying but they put the statue there after the guy fell.
    Would they have erected the statue if the guy didn't fall?
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