Category Archives: Texas Rangers

Texas Fan Falls Trying To Catch Ball Thrown Into The Stands

The tragic news of a Texas fan falling out of the stands tonight is even more tragic because he was reaching for a foul ball tossed into the stands by Texas Ranger Outfielder Josh Hamilton.

This has to be devestating for Hamilton who was simply trying to make a fans day by tossing him a ball to present to his young son who was attending the game with his young son.

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

“I tried to grab him, but I couldn’t,” said Ronnie Hargis, a 50-year-old from Hawley who was seated next to him. “I tried to slow him down a little bit. He went straight down.”

Hargis said the man was attending the game with his son, who he speculated was 6 to 8 years old. He added that the man told him he was a Brownwood firefighter. 

You can bet you’ve seen the last of MLB players tossing baseballs to fan.  That is too bad as this was a frak accident.


Ranger’s President Nolan Ryan Comments On The Death Of A Ranger Fan!

Here’s the transcript from the brief press conference with Rangers team president Nolan Ryan talking about fan’s death.

“A tragic accident tonight. One of our fans lost his life, reaching over the rail trying to get a ball. As an organization and as team members and as a staff, we are very heavy-hearted about this and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. That’s where we are tonight, our thoughts are with them and in respect to the family we won’t have any other statement tonight. We don’t know what, as far as family members, are aware of what happened. In respect to that, we’re not going to give any further descriptions about the event tonight.”

On Josh Hamilton: “We spoke to the ballclub, so they understood what had happened, and we spoke to Josh.”

“As any of us would be, Josh is very distraught over this as the entire team is.”

On process during this/ changing rails: “Tonight, we’re not prepared to speak on anything further than the accident and tragedy tonight, and that’s where I’ll leave it.”

Is President Bush (who was at game) aware of it? “Yes, he is aware of it. He was here tonight.”


(Video) Ranger Fan Falls From The Stands In Arlington, Dies!

One year and one day ago a fan fell thirty feet from the upper deck at The Ballpark In Arlington, it happened again tonight.

A fan above the left field scoreboard fell face first onto the floor of the ballpark chasing a foul ball.  Reports tonight are that the fan has died from his injuries.

This is tragic beyond words.  Pray for the families who lost a loved one tonight.

This is the third person to fall from the stands in Arlington.  How do you fix this?