A camera caught the truly tragic fall — in slow motion, no less — resulting in the death of a fan at the A’s-Rangers game last night. A’s announcers, who couldn’t have known what happened, joked about it a little before expressing concern. The man was identified as Brownwood, Texas firefighter Shannon Stone.

From the Bay Area News Group:

Oakland’s Conor Jackson lined a foul ball into the left-field corner that ricocheted into fair territory. Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton retrieved the ball and tossed it up to a male fan sitting in the first row behind the out-of-town scoreboard that’s built into the left-field wall. The man lunged forward, and as he caught the ball with his bare hands, tumbled over a railing and fell headfirst to the concrete below.

Here’s the video:

  • KiltBear

    Just like refusing to watch the great OJ chase on the TVs at Costco all those years ago, I won’t be clicking on this video either.

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Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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