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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Stupid guy injured in act of stupidity

You know that old lyric, "I believe the children are our future?" Let's hope it's not entirely true:
A fan plunged from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium onto the screen behind home plate during Tuesday night's game between New York and the Chicago White Sox and was taken to a hospital. The game was delayed for four minutes in the eighth inning after 18-year-old Scott Harper of Armonk, N.Y., plummeted about 40 feet onto the large net. After the final out, he was carried from the ballpark on a stretcher, his head immobilized in a neck brace, and taken to Lincoln Medical Center, where he was in stable condition at early Wednesday, hospital spokeswoman Jill Brooker said. Harper told three friends he was sitting with that he was going to test whether the net would hold his weight -- and then he jumped, police said.

Then again, if my team were four games back in the wild card, I might jump too. [Hat-tip: Laurence]

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