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|Subject: Re: Josh Hamilton accidentally kills fan! Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:41 pm|| |
Hmm, i must have got drunk and accidentally edited the title. I'll fix that right up
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|Subject: Re: Josh Hamilton accidentally kills fan! Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:49 pm|| |
Just sucks that this was Hamilton that this happened too, clearly the ball was not even thrown to the guy he leaned across others to get it, dude has gone through so much, he doesn't need any more demons.
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|Subject: Re: Josh Hamilton accidentally kills fan! Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:39 pm|| |
- Wolfgangsta wrote:
- Yo Tim I appreciate the focus on personal responsibility but let's keep this in perspective. The guy was simply leaning out for a ball thrown his way by a star player. I think dying gets in the way of "taking responsibility at some point". People should "take responsibility" but so must owners and baseball itself. If you run a business where sometimes people get killed enjoying your product, by accident and even if it is their poor choices as much as anything that lead to the death, changes must be explored to address it if possible. And here they are. Either we can make it so ball players can't throw balls into the stands and people aren't allowed to chase fouls by the railing and aren't allowed to have gloves, or we increase park safety so a guy who reaches out for the ball doesn't fall to his death if an accident happens. Even if it is the "fault" of the person who died, it is no different than auto makers making the cars that will be involved in vehicle crashes safer, even if most all accidents are the fault of the motorists. Two patrons were killed so far this season and another injured in the same stadium last year. That isn't acceptable. Something needs done to prevent people who lean over railings from falling to their death, or we need to kick out people who lean over railings immediately. A change in policy on some level has to come.
U make some very good points Wolf and I bet the league will look into something to fix this but there is no easy fix for this problem. There are to many people drinking at games and willing to do stupid shit to get a ball that doesnt mean shit! Josh Hamilton probably shouldnt have tossed the ball up to the 2nd deck anyways but thats besides the point, people have to be more careful.
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