Fan reportedly hospitalized after fall at Citi Field during Mets-Giants game
A fan fell over a railing above an outfield wall at Citi Field earlier on Saturday during batting practice of the Giants' game in New York vs. the Mets, according to an Associated Press report. Newsday reporter Mark Herrmann also tweeted the news, adding that a stretcher was required to bring the person off the field.
Giants outfielder Jarrett Parker said he saw the individual fall near him and onto the warning track in left field, saying that he specifically saw what he thought was a bone protruding from the man's arm. According to another witness in the report, there was blood all over the person's arm.
The man, reportedly in his 30s, had been at the game as part of an outing with local bus operators, supervisors and their families. The man had reportedly been vying for the attention of a Giants player who had just caught a fly ball moments before he fell.
The report cited a statement from the Mets that acknowledged the fall and said the person was taken to the hospital.
The Mets won the game 4-2.
Giants batting practice at Citi Field halted as a fan seems to have fallen onto the field, requiring a stretcher— Mark Herrmann (@markpherrmann) August 2, 2014
- Marc Weinreich