Sunday, August 30, 2015
DEATH AT TURNER FIELD
So sad to hear about this poor man who died at Turner Field last night. I heard about it late last night and it's just puts life in perspective. I just wanted to share this story and give it a separate post. It deserves it. Rest in Peace Mr. Greg K. Murrey.
"A fan died after falling out of the upper deck of Turner Field during the seventh inning of Saturday's night's New York Yankees-Atlanta Braves game, police said.
The fan was identified as 60-year-old Gregory K. Murrey early Saturday morning by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office.
Murrey, a native of Alpharetta, Georgia, will undergo an autopsy later Saturday, according to the medical examiner's office.
Murrey was given emergency medical treatment at Turner Field and was taken away on a stretcher after falling. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital...
Didi Gregorius of the Yankees, who was on second base at the time after having doubled in Brian McCann, said, 'I saw him falling, like right in front of the press box. Then he hit the wires. Crazy.'
Gregorius said it was difficult to concentrate on the game after seeing the incident.
'I was thinking about it the whole time,' he said. 'All I can say is my condolences to the family.'..
McCann, the former Braves catcher who lives in Atlanta, had his wife, mother and children in the section, although his wife and children had left the stadium before the incident.
'My mom was right in the mix,' he said. 'All our families are up there, so you're just praying for the best. They were close. They were real close. Our hearts go out to the family. It's sickening.'"
Terrible tragedy. You have to wonder if it was unavoidable. Whatever the case, friends and family lost someone close to them. Terrible shame.
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