'Scary moment': Fan falls into bullpen during Twins-Brewers game


A fan was injured when he fell over a railing and dropped nearly 20 feet into the Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen Tuesday night at Miller Park.

Brewers reliever Brandon Kintzler told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he initially thought the man had died.

"We were sitting there and (bullpen catcher) Marcus (Hamel) yelled, 'Oh, gosh!' We saw the net (over the bullpen area) come flying down," the pitcher told the newspaper. "I think the net caught him, then he just face-planted. He didn't move for a few minutes."

The man was conscious and alert by the time an emergency crew carted him off the field on a stretcher, Brewers spokesman Tyler Barnes told the Journal Sentinel. The fan was taken to a hospital, but his condition was not immediately reported Tuesday night.

The fan fell over a railing that is about 4 feet high from a restaurant area that is about 15 feet above the bullpen, the Associated Press reported. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire called it a "scary moment," the Pioneer Press reported.

"It looked like he was trying to touch toes, and suddenly his feet just flipped over his head," Twins reliever Casey Fien, who saw the fall, told the Star Tribune.

The incident delayed the start of the eighth inning, but the game concluded, a 6-4 win for Minnesota.

Pioneer Press writer Mike Berardino tweeted about the incident:

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