Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Horribly Depressing News of the Day

This is awful (

A fan died at Shea Stadium on Tuesday night when he plunged from the railing of an escalator, the New York Post reported for Wednesday's editions.

Antonio Narainasami, 36, of Brooklyn was sliding down the railing when he lost his balance and fell two stories to the concrete on the loge level, sources told the Post. His two daughters were with him at the time of the accident.

ESPN's Sage Steele just added that Narainasmi's wife was at home, pregnant with the couple's third child.

Update: The NY Daily News has a better, more detailed version of this story that disputes the "sliding down the railing" claim:

Kevin Prashad, 28, a cousin of Narainasami's who attended the game with him, said the accident occurred on an escalator that wasn't running as the family left the game about 10 p.m.

"He was walking down the escalator holding the hand railing," Prashad said. "He lost his footing."

He was not intoxicated or engaging in horseplay when he fell, police and family members said.

For What It's Worth: has redacted the "sliding down the railing" claim, but CNN is going with it.


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