Thread: Texas Rangers fan dies after reaching for a baseball tossed his way?

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    • 9 years 11 months ago
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    Is a baseball really worth dying for?

    http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/07/08/texas-rangers-fan-dies-after-falling-from-stands-trying-to-catch-ball/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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    I'm pretty sure he didn't consciously risk his life. He probably saw the ball coming his way, got caught up in the moment and wasn't paying attention to his surroundings.
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    It should have been George Bush not an innocent fan.

    There was that guy on Monday Night Football who was 30 feet in the bleachers and jumped off to catch a football he was lucky.
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    This just goes back to my "Walmart Shopper who chased 3 shoplifters for beer" thread which mysteriously vanished?So is your life worth losing over something lifeless?NO!
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    Quote by Wave_Motion_Gun
    This just goes back to my "Walmart Shopper who chased 3 shoplifters for beer" thread which mysteriously vanished?So is your life worth losing over something lifeless?NO!


    I moved it to the Real World forum, go make your replies there.
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    Of course, this happens right after the Rangers play our team. Not that I want anyone dying at the stadium... but woulda been interesting to see as long as it happens.

    I agree that I don't think he realized the danger, and it was just the heat of the moment. Nothing wrong with that, just tragic, unfavorable circumstances.
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    Okay, I feel sorry for the guy. Accidents happen, but thats life. What I'm truly disgusted by, is that the news was showing the footage of him falling, over and over. You don't see him hit the concrete, its blocked by the wall. But its still knowing that he dies. Its like showing snuff on TV.
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    I figured they'd do bullshit like that. Fucking media. Imagine if you were that guy's kid and they kept playing that over and over.
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    Yeah. When I saw this on the news a few minutes ago, just the sight of him falling made my heart stop, knowing that he would plunge to his death =(
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    Quote by RetroxBunny
    Yeah. When I saw this on the news a few minutes ago, just the sight of him falling made my heart stop, knowing that he would plunge to his death =(


    No shit. It was like watching a Faces of Death video.
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    Quote by DebrisStorm
    Okay, I feel sorry for the guy. Accidents happen, but thats life. What I'm truly disgusted by, is that the news was showing the footage of him falling, over and over. You don't see him hit the concrete, its blocked by the wall. But its still knowing that he dies. Its like showing snuff on TV.


    On the Spanish news things like that get shown constantly. I remember a few yrs back they showed a clip from the middle east , where a guy holds a gun to a woman's head then shoots her.
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    It helps the ratings I guess
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    Quote by Dyzfunk7ional
    It helps the ratings I guess


    Well, if its for ratings...
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    I bet the two commentators who were announcing the game on TV feel like scum now, they were laughing and making jokes about the guy when they saw him fall. Yeah, they didn't know he died at the time...but you don't crack jokes about something as serious as someone falling 20-30 feet.
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    Quote by retromaniac
    but you don't crack jokes about something as serious as someone falling 20-30 feet.


    People do it all the time. They don't think someone can get seriously hurt or die from a fall. Slip and fall in public people and people think it's funny instead of coming over to help.

    The breaks on a go-cart once gave out on me at a track. I crashed into the rail going pretty fast and all I got was laughs and shit from the worker like I did it on purpose. I ended up getting hurt. It wasn't serious, but could have been.

    Remember the kid that was hanging from that ride and all people did was point and laugh? He couldn't hang on and fell to his death.
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    Quote by bassman21


    The breaks on a go-cart once gave out on me at a track. I crashed into the rail going pretty fast and all I got was laughs and shit from the worker like I did it on purpose. I ended up getting hurt. It wasn't serious, but could have been.

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    Was it at the go cart place on 249? Cause those karts suck and the workers there can be such dicks about things.
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    There is a fine line between comedy and tragedy.
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    Quote by The_Batman
    Quote by bassman21


    The breaks on a go-cart once gave out on me at a track. I crashed into the rail going pretty fast and all I got was laughs and shit from the worker like I did it on purpose. I ended up getting hurt. It wasn't serious, but could have been.

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    Was it at the go cart place on 249? Cause those karts suck and the workers there can be such dicks about things.


    LOL actually I think it was. It happened back in the late 90s.
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    Idiots these days... can't they just sit down and watch the game without have to jump from the bleachers to get a foul ball? What a dumbass.
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    ^ Don't be a ninny. The guy was having some fun. It ended in tragedy but that doesn't mean he was an idiot/dumbass. Sure he should've been more careful but don't pass judgment on someone who probably was a succesful family man better than both of us. Who knows.
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