Fan falls from stands into bullpen at Miller Park

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A Milwaukee Brewers fan was injured Tuesday night at Miller Park after he fell over the railing of Friday's Front Row Sports Grill restaurant into the bullpen, a Brewers official said.

Emergency personnel arrived at the bullpen as Brewers reliever Brandon Kintzler was warming up to pitch in the eighth inning against Minnesota.

The man was conscious and alert and taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Brewers spokesman Tyler Barnes said.

"He was on the ground before I started warming up," Kintzler said after the game. "I thought he died. We were sitting there and (bullpen catcher) Marcus (Hamel) yelled, 'Oh, gosh!' We saw the net (over the bullpen area) come flying down. I think the net caught him, then he just face-planted. He didn't move for a few minutes. I thought he was dead.

"It's not something you want to see. They're basically giving this guy CPR and I had to warm up. It was tough. It's not the best thing to see at the time.

"It took him awhile to start moving his fingers. We didn't want to touch him for a while because he was motionless. He tried to get up after that and the paramedics told him to stay down. Security called the paramedics and they were there pretty quick."

The team said the man was conscious and alert and transferred to a local hospital for further examination.

Distributed by MCT Information Services. Reuters contributed to this report.


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