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Fan Hurt in Big Fall Rooting for Rangers World Series

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 2:38 PM CDT
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Ellen Goldberg, NBCDFW.com

The man who tumbled off the upper deck of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington earlier this season is hoping the team makes to the World Series.

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The fan who tumbled off the upper deck of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington earlier this season is still cheering for the Rangers as they take on the New York Yankees for the pennant.

Tyler Morris fell 30 feet from the second deck stands while reaching for a foul ball in July, stunning players and fellow fans.

“I don't remember anything other than the initial start of the fall because I was knocked unconscious about halfway down,” he said.

The 26-year-old flight medic said watched Game 5 from a bar in his hometown of Rio Vista. He was just cleared to return to work this week from injuries sustained from the fall.

Morris left the ballpark on a stretcher and didn't regain consciousness until he got to the hospital.

”I had a few surgeries, an aneurysm in my head that I had to have fixed, (and) six coils placed in my temporal artery,” he said.

Rangers President Nolan Ryan came to the hospital to check on him, and outfielder Josh Hamilton called to see how he was doing. But Morris said he would take it all back if he could.

"It definitely wasn't worth it -- a lot of pain, a lot of sacrifices made over the past four months,” he said.

Morris said he doesn't blame the Rangers or the ballpark. He watched Game 5 in the Josh Hamilton jersey Nolan Ryan gave him in the hospital

“I’m right here with everybody else wanting us to go all the way this year," he said.

Morris said he’d like nothing more than to watch a World Series game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

“I think it’d be great," he said. "I know the tickets won't be cheap, but I’d like to go to the World Series."

But he does have one condition -- that his seat be on the lower level.


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