I’ve always been a fan of amateur science experiments, but there are times when not knowing something is just as satisfying. For instance, when the process of finding out whatever it is you’re trying to find out involves
falling from the upper deck of Yankee Stadium,
it’s probably a good idea to leave the hard work up to the professionals.
Here’s a snip from the link above:
“The game was delayed for four minutes in the eighth inning when an 18-year-old fan, Scott Harper of Armonk, N.Y., plummeted about 12 metres from the upper deck onto the netting behind home plate.
”That was the only exciting thing that happened today,” Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said.
Harper told three friends he was sitting with that he was going to test whether the net would hold his weight – and then he jumped, Det. Kevin Czartoryski said.
Obviously shaken after he landed, Harper sat with his head in his hands for a few moments before climbing on the net back up to the loge level as players watched and the crowd roared. He was hoisted over the railing and led away by security.
After the game, Harper was carted from the ballpark on a stretcher, his head immobilized in a neck brace, and taken to Lincoln Hospital for observation.
He was arrested, and Czartoryski said police expect to charge Harper with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.”
But wait, there’s more.
“It was the second time in five years a fan fell or jumped from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium. In May 2000, 24-year-old Stephen Laurenzi of Yonkers, N.Y., was unconscious for a short time while sprawled on the netting as a game between Boston and New York went on. He also was arrested and taken to a hospital for observation.”
Hopefully in both cases it was a mental hospital.