Holy crap, not again. Chasing a home run hit at last night's MLB Home Run Derby at Chase Field in Phoenix, Keith Carmickle dove over a stadium barrier and would have crashed onto a deck by right field had his brother and friend not grabbed him in the nick of time:
Trying to snare a towering shot by [Milwaukee's Prince] Fielder, Carmickle stepped up onto a metal table about 18 inches wide and reached down to catch the ball. It hit a wall several feet below Carmickle. His momentum carried him forward, headfirst over a short railing at the back of the table.
What goes through your mind while dangling precariously in a manner that killed a man in Texas mere days before? "I thought, I've lived a good life," Carmickle recalled. A life so good, he judged it to be worth less than a dusty wad of leather that some rich guy smacked with a wooden stick. [Fox Sports, images via AP]
Previously: Fan Falls to His Death at Texas Rangers Game