Angels players see man jump to his death
A Manhattan man jumped to his death on Tuesday from the roof of the
hotel where the Los Angeles Angels were staying for their series
against the Yankees.
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.”