A tragedy happened at one MLB team’s home park.
Police rushed to the scene.
But how one man died at a Major League Baseball stadium will leave you speechless.
The New York Mets’ 2021 season is a catastrophe.
For most of the season, the Mets held on to first place in the National League East thanks to a historically great season from star pitcher Jacob deGrom.
But deGrom got hurt and the Mets tumbled to third place as their lineup began to falter.
And now a sports calamity turned into real life tragedy when a man died at the Mets’ Citi Field attempting to do a flip off a balcony during a Dead & Company – which features former members of the Grateful Dead – concert on Friday.
The New York Daily News reports:
A man died Friday as he tried to do a flip on a Citi Field balcony during a Dead & Company concert, police sources said.
First responders were called to the scene at about 9:05 p.m., cops said.
Inside the stadium, rescuers say they found the man, described as a Brooklyn resident in his 40s, with injuries consistent with a fall, said law enforcement sources.
“He attempted a body flip, fell, and landed on the balcony below,” said a police source. The landing was on concrete, the source said.
“We are aware of a tragic incident which sadly resulted in a fatality last night,” New York Mets Spokesman Harold Kaufman told CNN. “Our deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to the attendee’s loved ones.”
The Mets were in the middle of a west coast swing, which allowed for an open date for Dead & Company to book Citi Field.
What should have been a fun night at a concert turned into a horrific and senseless loss of a life.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.