Sad news last night, accompanied by the usual over-reaction. I don’t know what caused the fan’s fall from the upper deck but in all likelihood it was the result of either a horrible accident or foolish behavior. (And please, don’t blame criticism of A-Rod.)
There were two previous deaths at Turner Field: one a suicide, the other a result of a drunk fan sliding down a railing. Whatever happened Saturday, it’s likely there’s nothing the organization could’ve done to prevent it.
Stopping the game, as many have suggested, would’ve been the wrong decision, according to a veteran first responder,
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