Man who fell at Rangers game gets visit from Ryan
FORT WORTH — A firefighter who tumbled about 30 feet from the Texas Rangers stands while trying to catch a foul ball received a hospital visit — and the ball — from team president Nolan Ryan on Wednesday.
Tyler Morris, 25, who works at the Lake Cities Fire Department near Dallas, was at Tuesday night’s game with fellow firefighters when he fell over a second-deck railing onto fieldlevel seats below.
He suffered a head injury and sprained ankle but no internal injuries, and was expected to be released from the hospital soon, friends said.
“Everything was happening so fast,” said Kevin Conner, who attended the game with Morris.
“The ball went over us and bounced off the seats ... and he went toward it. Then he flipped all the way around but grabbed onto the railing (before falling). That’s what saved his life.”
Conner said Morris had not been drinking at the game.
Four people struck when Morris fell were treated at the ballpark for minor injuries.