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Please Be Careful

An incident happened last night in Texas that I feel moved to comment on here today.

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As you may already know, a fan fell from the seats after being tossed a ball by the Rangers' Josh Hamilton, and that fan passed away later. And you may remember, in the same park in Arlington, that a fan fell from the upper deck last year going for a foul ball during an Indians' game, though that fan fortunately survived.

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I am not going to post a video of the incident last night. I am sure that if you wish to see it, it is widely-available.

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But as someone who has attended hundreds of games in my life, I know that things happen, and they happen unexpectedly.

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All I will say is, when you go to a game -- just be careful. If a ball is coming your way and you can grab a souvenir, that's great. But unless you have firm footing and are not in the front row...please don't lunge for a ball and have what happened to a father and firefighter happen to you.

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Please be careful.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.