I don’t know why, but people do crazy stuff to secure a baseball. I once jumped down a six foot drainage well to get my hands on a Robin Yount home run. I didn’t think. I just went in after it.
We’ve all laughed at the guy who gets trampled, the beer that explodes, and the dude who goes rear end-over-tea kettle trying to snag a hot shot down the third baseline. But there is nothing funny about the man who fell from the second deck of the Ballpark at Arlington last night.
Thankfully, Fox Sports Southwest did not air the footage on the live broadcast, but the umpire’s reaction says it all: