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(CNN)   Fan dies falling from Braves Stadium. Proceeds to be run over by a bus, steam roller, and the Rice University Marching Band   (cnn.com) divider line 93
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2013-08-13 06:55:49 AM  
My father went the same way.
 
2013-08-13 07:14:49 AM  
It was the USC band. Rice's band is not known for 'marching',
 
2013-08-13 07:50:33 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: It was the USC band. Rice's band is not known for 'marching',


Yes, but the Rice University Marching Band Auxiliary is known for its Latin dance technique.
 
2013-08-13 08:46:50 AM  
Ill never get over Macho Brave.
 
2013-08-13 08:47:03 AM  
So what you're saying is that someone in Braves stadium took a dive?
 
2013-08-13 08:48:03 AM  
Didn't read...but he was brave..................


What?
 
2013-08-13 08:48:18 AM  
Done in one.
/Look! It's Enrico Pallazzo!
 
2013-08-13 08:48:42 AM  
ftfa: In July 2011, a Texas fan died after falling 20 feet at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, while trying to catch a ball thrown to him by outfielder Josh Hamilton.

Wow. Try and do something nice for someone and they up and go kill themselves. What a schmuck.
 
2013-08-13 08:48:44 AM  
That is actually better than my "upper decker proves fatal" headline.

Hey its Enrico Palatzo!
 
2013-08-13 08:49:38 AM  

elguerodiablo: That is actually better than my "upper decker proves fatal" headline.

Hey its Enrico Palatzo!


Enrico Pallazzo saved the Queen!
 
2013-08-13 08:50:11 AM  
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2013-08-13 08:50:34 AM  
www.toplessrobot.com
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-13 08:51:50 AM  
Atlanta police said the fall appeared to be accidental and added it was too early to tell if alcohol played a factor.

Um.. ballpark, dumb fan... what do you think?

Since this happened at Turner field, somehow this is the fault of Obama and the Liberal Global Warming conspiracy.
 
2013-08-13 08:52:52 AM  
That was a close one....

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2013-08-13 08:54:18 AM  
Turner?  It's the UN's fault...
 
2013-08-13 08:55:01 AM  
Darwin never sleeps, a-holes!

Killed by personal stupidity at a sporting event. Worth it? I hope so.
 
2013-08-13 08:55:16 AM  
If it's any consolation to his family, he didn't have to watch an entire Braves game so they know he didn't suffer.
 
2013-08-13 08:57:24 AM  
Hold my beer and watch this
 
2013-08-13 09:01:47 AM  

JoeJitsu: If it's any consolation to his family, he didn't have to watch an entire Braves game so they know he didn't suffer.


Suck it, haters.

National League East
Atlanta                             72         47
Washington                     57         60         14
NY Mets                          54         62         16.5
Philadelphia                     53         65         18.5
Miami                               44         73          27
 
2013-08-13 09:02:24 AM  
I know the win streak came to an end but damn dude that's a little extreme.
 
2013-08-13 09:03:47 AM  
If it's the secured parking lot then it means he probably fell from the ramp that runs along where the players park.  Some dude died a few years ago trying to slide on the railings at the same place.

In May 2008, a 25-year-old Cumming, Ga. man suffered head injuries when he fell down a stairwell at Turner Field during a game between the Braves and the New York Mets, and later died. Police found that alcohol had factored into that accident, which the Braves had said was the first non-medical fatality to happen at the ballpark.
 
2013-08-13 09:05:34 AM  

JoeJitsu: If it's any consolation to his family, he didn't have to watch an entire Braves game so they know he didn't suffer.


You know how I know you don't watch baseball?
 
2013-08-13 09:07:08 AM  
Since when does alcohol have the power to push someone over a ledge?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-13 09:10:17 AM  

dkimball: Since when does alcohol have the power to push someone over a ledge?


 
2013-08-13 09:13:39 AM  

dkimball: Since when does alcohol have the power to push someone over a ledge?


It has the power to create a second ledge so you have to guess which one is real.
 
2013-08-13 09:14:36 AM  

rnatalie: My father went the same way.


Done in one. Congrats.
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/It's a topsy-turvy world, and maybe the problems of two people don't amount to a hill of beans. But this is our hill. And these are our beans.
 
2013-08-13 09:14:44 AM  
Alright, alright! Nothing to see here, please disperse. Nothing to see here, PLEASE!!!

imageshack.us
 
2013-08-13 09:14:46 AM  
overzealous Tomahawk Chop?

"Homer fell shortly before 8:55 p.m. at the stadium and landed in a secured parking lot, police said. "

Backwards Tomahawk Chop? Doh!
 
2013-08-13 09:14:53 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: It was the USC band. Rice's band is not known for 'marching',


You're both right.

It was the USC Band that appeared on screen, but Rice's performance of "Louie Louie" that was dubbed in.
 
2013-08-13 09:16:18 AM  

Im_Gumby: Done in one.
/Look! It's Enrico Pallazzo!


My brother yelled this at a baseball game when the guy took the field to sing the national anthem.  A couple of people got the joke, but for the most part, he just got the stinkeye from the entire section.

/personally I thought it was the highlight of the game.
//baseball is boring.
 
2013-08-13 09:18:59 AM  

poot_rootbeer: Dancin_In_Anson: It was the USC band. Rice's band is not known for 'marching',

You're both right.

It was the USC Band that appeared on screen, but Rice's performance of "Louie Louie" that was dubbed in.


It's the MOB, Marching Owl Band, and its routines are funny as hell...unless you went to Texas A&M.
 
2013-08-13 09:20:58 AM  
Atlanta (CNN) -- A Georgia man died after he fell about 65 feet from an upper level of Atlanta's Turner Field during a Braves-Phillies baseball game Monday, officials said.
He was identified as Ronald Homer, 29, of Conyers, Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office investigator James Bartlett said Tuesday


He...is...OUTTA HERE!
 
2013-08-13 09:21:52 AM  

tetsoushima: Im_Gumby: Done in one.
/Look! It's Enrico Pallazzo!

My brother yelled this at a baseball game when the guy took the field to sing the national anthem.  A couple of people got the joke, but for the most part, he just got the stinkeye from the entire section.

/personally I thought it was the highlight of the game.
//baseball is boring.


Hell, every 4th of July game at Turner Field, they actually bring out an opera singer to sing God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch.  The temptation to use the joke then is almost irresistable.

/Screw you, baseball is awesome.
//Football is for people without a decent baseball team.
 
2013-08-13 09:23:59 AM  
this is the secured parking lot.. how would a fan even get there, especially during a rain delay?
 
2013-08-13 09:24:57 AM  

JoeJitsu: If it's any consolation to his family, he didn't have to watch an entire Braves game so they know he didn't suffer.


Yeah, they only won, what was it - 13 games in a row?
 
2013-08-13 09:26:00 AM  

poot_rootbeer: t was the USC Band that appeared on screen, but Rice's performance of "Louie Louie" that was dubbed in.


Get out! Cool!

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: It's the MOB, Marching Owl Band, and its routines are funny as hell...unless you went to Texas A&M.


Heh! That was a classic.
 
2013-08-13 09:29:13 AM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: It's the MOB, Marching Owl Band, and its routines are funny as hell...unless you went to Texas A&M.


I can only guess how hard it would be to teach the MOB to march, since anyone who wants to join is allowed to do so.  I've heard that those who want to be in the MOB but can't play an instrument are given a kazoo or a triangle or something.

They're always entertaining.  It'll be interesting to see if drunk A&M students attack them again this year.
 
2013-08-13 09:29:27 AM  

The Bestest: this is the secured parking lot.. how would a fan even get there, especially during a rain delay?


They just drop in unexpected.
 
2013-08-13 09:30:55 AM  

Last Man on Earth: tetsoushima: Im_Gumby: Done in one.
/Look! It's Enrico Pallazzo!

My brother yelled this at a baseball game when the guy took the field to sing the national anthem.  A couple of people got the joke, but for the most part, he just got the stinkeye from the entire section.

/personally I thought it was the highlight of the game.
//baseball is boring.

Hell, every 4th of July game at Turner Field, they actually bring out an opera singer to sing God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch.  The temptation to use the joke then is almost irresistable.

/Screw you, baseball is awesome.
//Football is for people without a decent baseball team.


I'm pretty sure they do it for every Sunday home game.

SlothB77: JoeJitsu: If it's any consolation to his family, he didn't have to watch an entire Braves game so they know he didn't suffer.

Yeah, they only won, what was it - 13 games in a row?


14.
 
2013-08-13 09:30:59 AM  

The Bestest: this is the secured parking lot.. how would a fan even get there, especially during a rain delay?


Simple:  You see all that concrete stretch under and behind the nosebleed bleachers?  That's not employees-only, it's the top floor of the stadium, a common area and often-crowded walkway.  That whole area is how people get to their seats, there are concession stands lining it, etc.  If somebody flipped over that railing in the picture, they'd land in or next to the lot.  Alternately, there's an open stairwell over to the left of the lot, visible in the sat image.  If someone fell from there, it would have dumped them over by that big AC unit, approximately the same area as the secured parking.
 
2013-08-13 09:31:35 AM  
Those jokesters always do something zany during rain delays.
 
2013-08-13 09:32:14 AM  

The Bestest: this is the secured parking lot.. how would a fan even get there, especially during a rain delay?


See that part of the building on the right of the parking lot that extends parallel to the street.  That's the pedestrian ramp.  You can see how it's open on the side facing the parking lot in this pic.  It's in the lower right of the photo:
www.ballparks.com
 
2013-08-13 09:39:29 AM  

Rapmaster2000: The Bestest: this is the secured parking lot.. how would a fan even get there, especially during a rain delay?

See that part of the building on the right of the parking lot that extends parallel to the street.  That's the pedestrian ramp.  You can see how it's open on the side facing the parking lot in this pic.  It's in the lower right of the photo:
[www.ballparks.com image 400x285]


Seems like somebody needs to install some farking fences to keep, you know, people from falling off.
One thing I've learned over the years is that if there's something stupid people can do, they WILL do it.
 
2013-08-13 09:40:54 AM  
I would've gone with "Ground hits Homer at Braves Stadium".
 
2013-08-13 09:42:59 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Rapmaster2000: The Bestest: this is the secured parking lot.. how would a fan even get there, especially during a rain delay?

See that part of the building on the right of the parking lot that extends parallel to the street.  That's the pedestrian ramp.  You can see how it's open on the side facing the parking lot in this pic.  It's in the lower right of the photo:
[www.ballparks.com image 400x285]

Seems like somebody needs to install some farking fences to keep, you know, people from falling off.
One thing I've learned over the years is that if there's something stupid people can do, they WILL do it.


There are guardrails/fences.  Here's the thing, though:  They only work if people don't try to sit on top of them/hop over them/whatever the hell he tried to do, especially if it is or has been raining.  As you say, if there's something stupid people can do, they'll do it.  That includes circumventing safety measures like guardrails.
 
2013-08-13 09:45:14 AM  

ununcle: I would've gone with "Ground hits Homer at Braves Stadium".


Or "Homer lands outside Braves Stadium;  1 dead."
 
2013-08-13 09:45:41 AM  

Rapmaster2000: See that part of the building on the right of the parking lot that extends parallel to the street.  That's the pedestrian ramp.  You can see how it's open on the side facing the parking lot in this pic.  It's in the lower right of the photo:


Ah, ok.. I didn't know that was a ramp (never been on that side of the stadium.. I've pretty much always come in through the plaza and left field gates)
 
2013-08-13 09:49:05 AM  
Did he bounce off the roof of the pillow factory, only to be run over by a marshmallow truck?
 
2013-08-13 09:52:22 AM  
Does anyone else find it ironic that the guys name is Homer and he died going over a fence at a baseball park?
 
2013-08-13 09:55:08 AM  
The audio was from a MOB performance.


/wearing Rice T-shirt now, oddly enough
 
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