Fan falls into bullpen at Miller Park
JUN 04, 2014 12:37a ET
MILWAUKEE -- An unidentified male fan fell over a railing and into the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen from the concourse Thursday night, causing the game between the Brewers and Minnesota Twins to be briefly delayed.
The Brewers announced the fan was "conscious and alert" and was transported to a local hospital. Attention was drawn to the home bullpen prior to the top of the seventh inning as medical personnel began to attend to the fan.
Brewers reliever Brandon Kintzler said the fan was having "a normal conversation" with bullpen catcher, Marcus Hanel, when he fell.
"We were sitting there and Marcus yelled, 'Oh, gosh,'" Kintzler said. "All of a sudden you see the (bullpen) net come flying down. I think the net caught him and then he just face planted.
"He didn't move for a few minutes. I thought he was dead."
Kintzler then had to warm up to pitch the eighth inning while paramedics were attending to the fan on the ground of the bullpen.
"They are basically giving this guy CPR and all this other stuff and I was trying to warm up," Kintzler said. "It was not the best thing to do at the time.
"Paramedics everywhere, security everywhere and you have to focus on trying to play a game with who knows what is wrong with him. You just try to go through the motions and get out of there real quick. Hopefully the guy is OK."
The incident comes almost two years after groundskeeper Jeff Adcock collapsed in the Brewers bullpen and later died of an apparent heart attack at a local hospital in July of 2012.
It was unknown how far the fall was the fan made Tuesday night, as he went over the railing on the walkway adjacent to TGI Friday's in left field.
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