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    Fan jumps from upper deck at Stadium
    Teen OK after landing on netting behind home plate
    By Mark Feinsand / MLB.com

    NEW YORK -- A fan jumped from the upper deck during the eighth inning of Tuesday night's White Sox-Yankees game in the Bronx, delaying the game for four minutes.
    The fan, 18-year-old Scott Harper, climbed up the net on his own power after spending several minutes sitting with a dazed look on his face. After reaching the stands, he was led away by stadium security before being taken from the ballpark on a gurney.

    According to police, Harper was at the game with three friends, and the four had been discussing whether the protective netting would support Harper's weight. In the bottom of the eighth inning, with the Yankees trying to mount a late rally, Harper jumped over the railing on the upper deck, landing on the netting behind home plate.

    Players and coaches from both teams saw Harper on the netting and went to the top of their dugouts to see what had happened. Fans cheered and snapped pictures while Harper sat on the netting with his head in his hands.

    "I didn't see him fall. But I looked up and he was bouncing. I saw him bouncing on the net. That was crazy," said Chicago reliever Dustin Hermanson. "I've heard one other story about that happening before. I don't know what he did. He's lucky he landed on the net rather than somewhere else. Just think about those people sitting below the net and what could have happened."

    "I've never seen anything like that before," said White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen.

    Yankees manager Joe Torre had seen this very sight before, as another fan jumped from the upper deck on to the netting during the 2000 season.

    "I was hoping I wouldn't see it again," Torre said. "I'm just glad that he was able to walk out."

    Harper, from Armonk, N.Y., was taken from the ballpark wearing a neck brace. He was sent to Lincoln Hospital for observation, then placed under arrest.

    Harper could be charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. A police spokesperson declined to say whether alcohol was involved in the incident.

    "That's New York; anything can happen," said Guillen. "That's the first time I've ever seen that. Thank God that kid was all right."


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    That kid looked like a deer in headlights. I was cracking up at the cell phones being whipped out to photograph the situation.
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    I would think that this is most likely an A.R.E. Ya' think?

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    Here's your sign...

    THE STUPID SIGN

    Stupid people should have to wear signs that just say, "I'm Stupid." That way you wouldn't rely on them, would you? You wouldn't ask them anything. It would be like, "Excuse me...oops...never mind, didn't see your sign."
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    and the four had been discussing whether the protective netting would support Harper's weight
    The future of this world is doomed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42
    The future of this world is doomed.


    And just think, his generation will be the ones takeing care of us when we can no longer do it ourselves>
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    I would think that this is most likely an A.R.E. Ya' think?
    Ok, George, I'll bite. What's "A.R.E."?


    C'mon...give the guy a break. It's because of him and people like him that many of us have a job today.
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    Here's something else to lose sleep over.Not only are guys like that your daughters' and nieces' dating pool(mine are never leaving the house past the age of 13),they'll be the ones 60 years from now,toddering around the local old folks home with a walker asking"Boy,what in Hell are you listening to?WHO? WHO? You oughta listen to 50 Cent!Now that's music!"


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983


    And just think, his generation will be the ones takeing care of us when we can no longer do it ourselves>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamer
    Ok, George, I'll bite. What's "A.R.E."?
    Why Steve. I'm surprised at you. "A.R.E." is an Alcohol Related Event.

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    That dumb kid -One day he will be a safety officer.
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    Cool

    Now c'mon George, how could an 18 year old get any alcohol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42
    The future of this world is doomed.
    Because he jumped? Or because he survived?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    Why Steve. I'm surprised at you. "A.R.E." is an Alcohol Related Event.
    D'oh!! I shoulda known that. I pretty much assumed he had a bit of the "juice" in him to do something at that level of stupidity.

    They had somebody fall/jump from the upper deck at the old Riverfront Stadium in Cinci a few years back, but they weren't so lucky as to have a net as I recall. They were pretty seriously injured or maybe even died. Funny how rapid deceleration into concrete does that sort of thing.
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    What a Jack A** !! We wouldn’t even consider such nonsense at Shea.
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    here is a pic of it from espn

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2130264

    i seen that on tv and at first thaught it may have been an accident but i guess not , what an *****!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoughRider
    What a Jack A** !! We wouldn’t even consider such nonsense at Shea.
    That's because Met fans have no b%$#s!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    That's because Met fans have no b%$#s!
    BULLSH*T !! They are smart enough not to serve booze in the upper deck past the 1st inning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    That's because Met fans have no b%$#s!
    ROTFLMAO!

    OMG George, Now I need to go clean up the keyboard. I just spit my lunch all over it!
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    Default How we dive at Shea

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