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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cubs fan dies after falling over railing at Wrigley: ‘He was a great guy, everyone loved him’

A Wheaton man died a day after falling over a railing and hitting his head while leaving Wrigley Field after Tuesday night’s game, officials said.

Richard E. Garrity, 42, was pronounced dead at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.  Garrity was taken by private ambulance to the hospital, police said.

The Cubs said in a statement that Garrity fell as he was leaving the ballpark around 11 p.m.  The game had ended around 10:20 p.m.

“The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with his family during this difficult time,” the Cubs statement said.

Garrity, a marketing manager for Heineken, had attended the Cubs game against the Cincinnati Reds as a work outing with colleagues and his wife, according to his father, Richard Garrity Sr.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 18, 2017 at 10:13 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Marvels of Engineering, Monuments to Kitsch: Ballpark Wonders, Oddities and Attractions

The Bat. The B&O warehouse at Camden yards. ‘The Big A’ at Angel Stadium. Those special flourishes, details, or attractions that make each ball park unique and serve as local touchstone (the guitar-shaped scoreboard at First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds) or national icon (the ivy at Wrigley). Some are wonders of engineering (Safeco Field’s retractable roof); others are monuments to kitsch (the bobble head museum at Marlins Park). Some are awe-inspiring (the desert vistas at Camel Back Ranch-Glendale), while others are just annoying (the drummer at Cleveland’s Progressive Field).

gehrig97 Posted: February 02, 2017 at 10:05 AM | 8 comment(s)
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