09 Jul '11, 9pm

OMG that's so sad!!!! ): Baseball fan falls to his death as he tries to get memento for his son

Long before he became a big league All-Star, Ron Coomer was a little kid growing up in Chicago who delighted in going to ballgames with a mitt on his hand and his father by his side. But the game itself was almost a sideshow for little Coomer. More than a win for the home team, or seeing a homer from Ron Santo, Coomer always wanted to get his hands on a baseball used in the game. "Every person who has ever been to a ballpark would love to get a baseball," Coomer said. "Other than getting your favourite player's autograph, getting a baseball was what you wanted the most." The prospect of bringing home a piece of the game is one of the most charming and unique parts of America's pastime, a tradition as old as baseball itself. But the pursuit of that memento proved dangerous on Friday when Shannon Stone fell to his death in Texas while reaching for a foul ball tossed his way ...

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