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Fan falls from upper deck into netting


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I read that he jumped. He was with three friends and wanted to see if the netting could hold him so he jumped. Went to a hospital just to check out his neck and all and is probably going to be charged with reckless behavior, criminal tresspassing, and some other things I can't remember.

Idiot. You gotta come up with a story before you jump. Like "Hey guys, if this leads to cops being involved just say that I had my back to the railing and you tossed me my hat and it went over and I tried to get it, lost my balance and fell. Got it. Back, hat, balance, fell. Cool, Let's see what happens." Then jump.

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lol, ip99, that story is a little TOO good. you've been thinkin of trying it at wrigley? ;)

crazy freakin people. he shoulda died...i hope he doesn't have kids.

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i guess it wasn't much of a fall. only looks like it's a few feet. i was thinking much higher than that...

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Wow. Someone had a little too much :beer:. Maybe it led to an :argue: with a friend in which he was told to jump off a cliff and he decided to do the next best thing. He deserves a :punch: and a :trout: for his stupidity. He also should get his head examined :doctor: .

I'm sorry. I was bored lol.

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Well, Wrigley doesn't have the netting like Yankee Stadium though the OF basket that catches some HR was actually installed to keep fans from jumping onto the field. If you watch "This Old Cub" you can see archive footage from the '60 that show people sitting on the OF wall like their just sitting on a ledge. After some big wins they'd storm the field.

I actually thought of that story on the spot but it does seem like it might work. ESPN was reporting that it was a 40 foot drop so it's not really all that bad. Just don't think it would've been fun enough to warrant the potential penalty (fine and/or community service I'm guessing).

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Has anyone else ever seen the video (I think it was Giants Stadium) where the guy jumps over the railing to catch the PAT or field goal that just went through the uprights?

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He jumped over that railing, onto the concrete. He made the catch too if I'm not mistaken.

Now that's hardcore. Not this clown. I wish I could find the video...

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so thats not the ledge he jumped from?

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If that's the case then it would have been quite a huge fall... some people. :wacko:

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"I've never seen anything like that before," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I think that's New York, you know, anything can happen.'"

haha I like that quote.

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can anyone explain the pic i posted?  did he jump from the next level up?

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I don't know where he jumped from. They didn't catch him doing it in the game, but he landed half way down the net, so I believe it would have had to be from the upper deck to get that far out.

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http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?i...TC-DT9705204233

it was the upper deck

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Has anyone else ever seen the video (I think it was Giants Stadium) where the guy jumps over the railing to catch the PAT or field goal that just went through the uprights?

post-13165-1123688777.jpg

He jumped over that railing, onto the concrete.  He made the catch too if I'm not mistaken.

Now that's hardcore.  Not this clown.  I wish I could find the video...

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That was a classic! I remeber that and then they interviewed the guy later he was like, "I got great hands, I played football in school, I got great hands." Guy was a few sandwiches shy of a picnic and about 12 beers deep.

As for this kid, he's now off to the bighouse: Fan Arrested Day After a Plunge From Yankee Stadium Upper Deck

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he actually jumped to see if the netting would hold his weight. thats what the news stations have been saying...not that he fell.

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Nice logic: "I am not sure if it will hold me so I should try?" I wonder how long until he gets a Darwin Award.

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I don't know where he jumped from. They didn't catch him doing it in the game, but he landed half way down the net, so I believe it would have had to be from the upper deck to get that far out.

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http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?i...TC-DT9705204233

it was the upper deck

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Yeah he jumped from the upper deck. The netting connects to the railing at the loge level which is one level below so it was a decent fall. http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/...ing_pricing.jsp The diagram on the right shows a cross-section of the stands.

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ah, that explains it.  thanks BBP.

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NP. O and as for that pic. He basically crawled on the net to that railing so they could escort him out afterwards. Not sure if that was clear so just in case.

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He, at first, crawled forward a little hoping he would go down the front but they yelled at him to go the other way. In the process of doing so, he almost backed right into the hole he created. They, again, had to yell at him to make him aware of the hole a foot or so behind him.

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he made a hole?  so the net broke?  but he didn't go through?  could you imagine if had landed on somebody...

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That would be horrible. Freakin stupid kids. I am glad the cops are doign something to him.

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you guys wont believe me.......but i just graduated with this kid and if you dont believe me i could understand........this kid is a legend in our town weve partied at his house alot and hes the freakin man............

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