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Fan Falls From Upper Deck at Rangers Game; Umpire, Players React in Horror Video (Reaction Only)
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 6, 2010 | Brian

Posted on 07/06/2010 7:51:11 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot

Here is video from the Texas Rangers baseball game tonight, where a fan fell out of an upper deck to the lower deck while trying to grab a foul ball. This video does NOT show the fan falling, but shows the reaction of the home plate umpire who looked up as the crowd started to scream and saw the man fall. You then see the reaction of players on the field who fell to the ground and began praying for the fan as a hush fell over the stadium.

Play was suspended for some time as the fan was attended to and taken out of the stadium on a stretcher. Word tonight is that the fan is at a local hospital, where he is “responsive,” able to move his extremities, and has been stabilized.

Hopefully, the fan will have a complete recovery.


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; fanfalls; rangers

1 posted on 07/06/2010 7:51:14 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

Foul balls should be banned.


2 posted on 07/06/2010 7:56:12 PM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Must have been horrible, but without seeing the fall.....


3 posted on 07/06/2010 7:57:06 PM PDT by beericus (Putting the cool in conservatism, dip in the hip and a glid in the stride.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Horrible.

Prayers up.


4 posted on 07/06/2010 7:57:36 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (No matter who you think you are, God retains His pardon and veto powers.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Its things like that that make me scared of heights. Went to a dodger game last year, thankfully did not sit in the upper deck, but did get a pretty bad sunburn. Hope the guy recovers, that is some scary stuff


5 posted on 07/06/2010 7:57:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Federalist Patriot

I’ve been to the ballpark in Arlington, that’s a long fall.


6 posted on 07/06/2010 7:58:29 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Your link takes you to a blog. Here’s the correct one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf3Z0gwo73I


7 posted on 07/06/2010 8:00:31 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (You can evade reality, but you cannot evade the consequences of evading reality. ~Ayn Rand)
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To: Federalist Patriot

In Philly they would have applauded.


8 posted on 07/06/2010 8:00:49 PM PDT by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I just heard this on the news. Really, really scary.

Prayers that he is OK!


9 posted on 07/06/2010 8:04:35 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Shelayne

It sounds like the man who fell is stable. They are continuing to say that on the Rangers broadcast.


10 posted on 07/06/2010 8:05:31 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

I saw it. LIVE! Unbelievable. Seems the young man is responsive and is stable condition. WOW


11 posted on 07/06/2010 8:06:32 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Federalist Patriot

Whenever I sit in the front row in the upper deck at a baseball game I am so paranoid about losing my balance when I stand up. I now request anything but front row seats in upper deck.


12 posted on 07/06/2010 8:06:42 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (The important thing to remember is that Obama reads newspapers and isn't that whats important?)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Thank God!

And thanks for the update!


13 posted on 07/06/2010 8:11:32 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Federalist Patriot

You know what they say about how beer keeps you limber so you don’t hurt yourself when you fall? Anyhow, hope the guy is OK...


14 posted on 07/06/2010 8:12:23 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Federalist Patriot

I saw an update somewhere that said is is responsive and moving.


15 posted on 07/06/2010 8:12:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Just say NO to conservativecave.com, it rots your teeth!)
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To: Federalist Patriot
I know I’m a bad person, but I keep hearing Bob Uecker saying “I must be in the front row!”
16 posted on 07/06/2010 8:15:01 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: GeronL
I saw an update somewhere that said is is responsive and moving.

Presuming he doesn't end up suing, that's good news.

17 posted on 07/06/2010 8:18:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Federalist Patriot

Dude, hold my beer, watch this!


18 posted on 07/06/2010 8:18:37 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Zero, Glittering Jewel of Colossal Ignorance.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

This is how you do it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOeo0nCYU-s


19 posted on 07/06/2010 8:23:26 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: Boucheau

I remember watching that game on TV when that happened! I’m showing my age. That is amazing. Thanks for sharing.


20 posted on 07/06/2010 8:29:38 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: doc1019
In Philly they would have applauded.

I would applaud too, if it had been Jerry Jones.

21 posted on 07/06/2010 8:30:37 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: West Texas Chuck

LOL! Now we’re talk’n


22 posted on 07/06/2010 8:34:23 PM PDT by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: Brian

Bush’s fault!


23 posted on 07/06/2010 8:35:40 PM PDT by ccruse456
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To: West Texas Chuck

LOL! Now we’re talk’n


24 posted on 07/06/2010 8:35:52 PM PDT by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: doc1019

You are a classless dirtbag.


25 posted on 07/06/2010 8:54:35 PM PDT by malos (Call Me Inpressed)
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To: TSgt

“Foul balls should be banned.”

Big Sis will take care of that tomorrow.


26 posted on 07/06/2010 8:54:42 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Gravity is not just a good idea, it’s he law and EVERYONE obeys it.


27 posted on 07/06/2010 8:55:24 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: malos

Back in the day there was an instance were a fan fell from the upper seats while watching a Philly’s game. The fans cheered ... however, when it was discovered that he was OK ... the stadium booed ... what can I say ... history.


28 posted on 07/06/2010 8:59:57 PM PDT by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Whenever I am at a substantial height and near the ledge, I ALWAYS envision throwing myself off.

Apparently, it's some weird phenomenon that a great % of people experience.

Needless to say I try to avoid the ledges.

29 posted on 07/06/2010 9:00:16 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Federalist Patriot
Happened once before in '94 when the new ballpark opened.
30 posted on 07/06/2010 9:10:13 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: nutmeg

*ping*


31 posted on 07/06/2010 9:34:57 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: ItsForTheChildren

I attended the second game in that stadium back in 1994 and let me tell you they acted quickly to weld on a 3rd railing bar (at least in the section we sat in). It was not painted, had primer and welding residue on it, and also was positioned perfectly in my line of sight sitting in the front row of the upper deck. I don’t know how the first (falling) fan’s suit worked out. It generally is a matter of tort law that evidence of remedial measures is not admissible to prove negligence. That was one fast remedial measure.


32 posted on 07/06/2010 9:52:38 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: ItsForTheChildren
back in the 60’s My Dad fell 33 feet into a cement drydock. Spent 6 months in a Naval hospital most of the time in traction with a pin through his leg. It was a horrible time for our family.
33 posted on 07/06/2010 10:09:41 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Federalist Patriot
Some of the post on Youtube claim to have been near him at the game. One says he was one of the people he fell on. If these are true or not I don't know, but the eye witness accounts are worth noting.
34 posted on 07/06/2010 10:17:21 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Federalist Patriot

Hopefully the young nab doesn’t have any permanent injuries, I was touched to read the players’ reaction, falling to their knees in prayer, Professional athletes aren’t all thugs,


35 posted on 07/06/2010 10:23:03 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: West Texas Chuck

A little off topic, but seeing your tag line I have to ask. I drive 114 between Dallas and Lubbock a lot, and there is a sign that says UN out of the US (or at least there was). Was that your sign?


36 posted on 07/07/2010 7:30:48 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

No, I stole that from somewhere on the ‘net I guess.

114 to Lubbock, eh? I’ve been down that road a couple of times. I see your screen name, Texas Tech fan are ya? I lived in Plainview for several years, just north of Lubbock a ways, I still have sand and dirt from the spring wind storms in my blood ;)

Stay safe.


37 posted on 07/07/2010 2:48:15 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: Boucheau

Dang! That guy had some upper body strength! I wondered if he tore up his shoulder, though, since it seemed to twist in a complete circle!


38 posted on 07/07/2010 3:14:18 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: West Texas Chuck

Oh. Yeah, graduated a few years ago. Have you heard the song “Amarillo Highway” by Robert Earl Keen?

The first few lines are:

“Im a high straight in Plainview, a side bet in Idalou, and a fresh deck in New Deal.”

I doubt most people from the 35 corridor know any of those towns.


39 posted on 07/07/2010 4:27:03 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

I love REK. When I get rich I’m buying a ranch right next to his in Bandera.

Stay safe,
CC


40 posted on 07/09/2010 3:31:55 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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