Keith Carmickle thought "He lived a good life" after dangling 20 feet up after falling over the rail at the Home Run Derby in Arizona Monday night. He was saved by his brother and a friend who held him and thne brought him back over the rail.
This came on the funeral for Shannon Stone who died after falling over a railing last week at a Texas Rangers home game. The Rangers have made signifigant contributions to Stone's family since his passing and got an all star funeral in Texas.
The footage of Shannon Stone's fall is below. Again, it is graphic. Sad and graphic I should add as his son was right next to him as he fell.
This was the second death this season at a Baseball game of a fan falling over a railing. Carmickle almost made it 3.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Higher Railings Need To Be Installed
In a new interview with ESPN, Alex Rodriguez has admitted to the use of performance enhancing drugs when he played with the Texas Rangers between 2001-2003. He told Peter Gammons:
"When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressure. I felt like I had all the weight of the world on top of me, and I needed to perform -- and perform at a high level -- every day.
Back then, it was a different culture. It was very loose. I was young, I was stupid, I was naïve. I wanted to prove to everyone that I was worth being one of the greatest players of all-time. I did take a banned substance, and for that I'm very sorry. I'm deeply regretful."
To watch a clip from the ESPN interview, click here. The full interview will be broadcast tonight at 6pm ET on ESPN's SportsCenter.