4/25 Fan incident at Miller Park – update
Ryan Theriot didn’t see the fan who fell onto the field at Miller Park during batting practice Sunday but did see dirt flying up from the ground where he hit. The fan, dressed in Cubs gear, was trying to catch a ball during batting practice and reached over the railing. He fell about 14 feet, near the left field foul pole.
“I was very shaken up,” Theriot said. “I’m looking around the stadium and thinking there has to be something to prevent that. That’s just, wow. I guess it could happen to anybody going for a ball. It was very scary.”
The fan was taken to a Milwaukee hospital.
“We’re praying for him and hopefully he’ll be fine,” Theriot said.
— Carrie Muskat