Re: Josh Hamilton Messed Up and Now a Man is Dead
posted at 7/9/2011 10:00 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Josh Hamilton Messed Up and Now a Man is Dead
[QUOTE]This is a heartbreaking story. I watched the video and it breaks my heart to see the kid standing there, wearing a glove, as his father dies attempting to snag a ball for him. There's no wrong here, just a sad, sad story. I went to Sox games when I was young with my dad, I can't imagine watching him die as he tried to catch a ball. It's the first thing that hit my mind. Hamilton did nothing wrong. He did what he'd do any other time, and I hope he doesn't take this to heart. I feel for the kid. He came to a gave with his dad, wearing his glove, and suddenly, just like that, his dad is dead. I feel for the father, who reacted as most would, he just happened to be in a bad place and fell. It's just a terrible situation. I'm just really sad for everyone involved, horrible.
Posted by Modano09[/QUOTE]
Compounding that, the kid watched his dad die in the ambulance.
Hamilton did nothing immoral or illegal, but he didn't throw the ball high enough. He must be aware there is that steep drop from the railing down to concrete.
That tossing the ball to fans has been an established practice, it is the owner's fault for not ensuring the safety of fans in that situation.
The father absolutely did nothing wrong. I guess his momentum took him over. I'm kind of unsure why exactly he fell. Maybe he slipped on something too.
I think all children who witnessed this or have seen it on video will be traumatised to an extent. This was a horrific event. Only one person died, but it was still a kind of in your face, not expected disaster like the Hindenburg blowing up, or even 9/11. The kid will need a lot of love and probably counseling. Hamilton will too. He is going to have to accept that his low throw was probably the major cause of the man falling. That he didn't do it on purpose may not outbalance his feelings of guilt. Few want to ever kill anybody, especially through an accident. This was like running over a dog but much, much worse. That's what Hamilton needs to come to terms with.