Jun 3, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Khris Davis (18) watches medical personnel transport a fan after he fell from a seating area into the bullpen in the eighth inning during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Fan Falls From TGI Fridays Into Miller Park Bullpen


A fan at Miller Park Tuesday night fell over a railing from the TGI Fridays into the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen in left field, but according to the team the man was “conscious and alert” while being taken to Froedtert Hospital.

MLB.com reported that the fan was tended to by stadium security and emergency medical personnel in the bullpen during the seventh inning and the game between the Brewers and Minnesota Twins was delayed before the eighth inning started to allow the fan to be taken out of the bullpen on a stretcher.

It looked like he was going to land on his head. — Twins reliever Casey Fien

Mike Berardino, who covers the Twins for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, tweeted from the scene.

Milwaukee reliever Brandon Kintzler, who was soon after asked to warm up to come into the game, said he was the man’s fingers move while EMTs were attending to the fan.

“We were sitting there and [bullpen catcher Marcus] Hanel yelled, ‘Oh, my gosh!’ and you heard the net come flying down,” Kintzler said. “I think the net caught him and then he just face-planted. He didn’t move for a few minutes.”

Twins reliever Casey Fien said he saw the fan leaning over the railing and then tumble.

“It looked bad, how he was falling,” Fien said. “It looked like he was going to land on his head. I can’t even imagine the guy having to warm up. I think he was still lying there while [Kintzler] was warming up. You don’t expect to see something like that.”

The good news is that the man, who appeared to be in his 20s, according to Kintzler, is OK because it could have been much worse. But fans should bear in mind that those railing all around the ballpark are there for a reason, specifically to keep them from falling.

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