17th of August 2012 Author: Johnny Karp
Thursday's game between the Blue Jays and the Chicago White Sox was the site of a tragic event. A fan was rushed to the hospital and eventually passed away. The game was paused for approximately four minutes during the seventh inning as the man went into cardiac arrest and received CPR.
The sounds of sirens surrounded the stadium as the fan was whisked away. Police confirmed the death of the man in the hospital but his identity was not made public.
''Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the person who was taken out of here tonight,'' said Blue Jays manager. John Farrell.
Kevin Youkilis, White Sox third baseman became aware of the chaos in the stands and notified the umpire, Mark Wegner.
''I saw some medics jump out around the dugout and run over,'' Youkilis said. ''Then I saw a doctor or whoever was going, just pushing on the chest over and over and over. I thought maybe they were reviving him and then the next thing you know, they kept going and going. I was like `God, man. We've got to stop this thing.'''
Appropriately, the game was called temporarily to allow paramedics to access the field and exit with the man via the left field gate.
Blue Jays players watched as the man received medical attention. Also, White Sox pitcher, Jesse Crain was distressed by the incident as he stood on the pitcher's mound.
''I said a little prayer for him after everything started going again,'' Crain said. ''You don't ever want to see that.''
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