Angels players see man jump to his death
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At least two players, pitchers Jered Weaver and Matt Palmer, witnessed the suicide.
"Weaver actually saw him splat," Palmer told the New York Daily News. "I felt kind of sick to my stomach...It's hard to see something like that and hard to take it."
Weaver refused to discuss the incident with the paper. Neither pitcher played in the team’s 7-5 loss to the Yankees later in the day.
According to the report, the 39-year-old man was not a guest at Le Parker Meridien on 56th Street in midtown, but asked to see the hotel's pool, which is located on the top floor. The paper, citing police sources, reported that the man told a lifeguard he was waiting for his room to be ready and after walking around the rail, jumped over.
"It's obviously traumatic when you witness something like that, but these guys understand the privilege of playing baseball," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia.
"I don't know anything about the guy falling down, but something was troubling him."