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Fan who fell at Miller Park dies

May 14, 2010, 2:12 PM EDT

God, I hate stuff like this:

A 51-year-old man who fell about 14 feet from the lower level in left field while the Chicago
Cubs took batting practice at Miller Park last month has died, according
to a Milwaukee County medical examiner’s report released Friday.

Stuart S.
Springstube, a Weyauwega resident, was wearing Cubs gear and reaching
out over the railing down the left field line attempting to catch foul
balls April 25 when he tumbled headfirst over the rail and onto the hard
dirt below.

Enjoy the ballgame, but be careful out there, folks.

  1. Jack Meoffer - May 14, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Now because of one knucklehead reaching over a railing the lawyers will get involved. You will see huge net blocking access to the rail or even a higher barrier blocking fans view of the field.
    This guy should win the annual Darwin Award for doing something stupid and dying while doing it.

  2. Bad D - May 14, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    For his sake, I hope he got the ball.

  3. AC - May 14, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    With a intelligent comment like this may i ask if you fell on your head lately

  4. David - May 15, 2010 at 3:23 AM

    Yes, I hope we all agree it’s a tragedy.
    But, with that obligation to civility out of the way, let’s exploit this tragedy for more police power and, by extension, see some consistency from baseball, um, “fans”.
    So: Screwball at Phillies game runs onto field and there’s a 1/10,000,000 chance he could punch somebody and therefore he must be electrocuted. Right? Baseball “fans” were virtually unanimous in their cries of “Fry the boy!”, right?
    So then: Similarly, if man in stands has 1/10,000,000 chance of being killed or hurt by falling over the rail or foul ball, players near rails or foul balls must be electrocuted by the cops. ‘Cause “You never know what could happen!”

  5. Jilly - May 16, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    I was at this game. This spectator was doing NOTHING wrong. When a ball comes towards you the natural reaction is to reach out and catch it. Perhaps you should go stand where he was standing and see how EASY it would be to do the exact same thing he did. It could happen to any one. What a horrible tradegy!

  6. Jilly - May 16, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    What a horrible thing to say. I was there are that game. This guy did nothing wrong other than reach out to catch a ball. Go there and stand in the exact spot and see it could have easily been you!

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