The Milwaukee Brewers' players got somewhat of a shock as a man came crashing down into their bullpen last night at Miller Park. The man, who fell from about 15-feet above, was motionless when he hit the ground offering everyone around some very nervous few minutes, according to Fox Sports on June 4.
The unnamed fan appeared to have tumbled from the dining area above where there is a four-foot metal railing that he had to climb over before falling. Reliever Brandon Kintzler was one of the first to see the man land in the bullpen and he thought the guy was dead.
The scene was soon crowded with medical personal working on the man, who regained consciousness before being taken out by stretcher. This fall delayed the start of the eight inning for the Brewers and Minnesota, according to ABC News today.
Kintzler was in the bullpen warming up and he had no choice but to continue as the medics worked on the fan. While they were giving the guy CPR he was trying to warm up and it sounded as if he felt uncomfortable while doing so, saying: "
"They're basically giving this guy CPR and doing all this stuff. You're trying to warm up is not the best thing to do at the time," said Kintler. He had to continue with his practice throws with paramedics and security still in the bullpen."
The man started to move his fingers after the medical team had worked on him for a few minutes. They then loaded him onto the cart with what appeared to be a brace on his neck and a bandage around his head.
Kintzler suspects that this fan was initially caught in the net that was hanging across the top of the bullpen. He said he saw the net come down along with the man. Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire heard over a fan's radio that someone fell into the bullpen.
The game ended with the Brewers losing to Minnesota, 6-4. There is no word on the condition of the fan who fell or any information released about how he fell. The authorities are still investigating.