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Rangers to erect statue to honor Shannon Stone

Posted on: August 15, 2011 5:45 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2011 7:27 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Back on July 7, Rangers fan Shannon Stone fell to his untimely death in Rangers Ballpark at Arlington. There isn't really much you can do for the family in a situation like this that seems like enough, but the Rangers are trying. They will erect a statue depicting Stone and his son, with plans for it to be ready for the start of the 2012 season (Anthony Andro via Twitter). Initial plans are reportedly to have the statue at the home plate entrance of the ballpark. The statue will be titled "Rangers Fans." (John Blake via Twitter).

"I think it's great," Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said (ESPN Dallas). "It shows how baseball can create a bond between father and sons and family. It can be a pretty special thing."

Stone was attending the July 7 game with his six-year-old son and had asked Hamilton to throw his son a souvenir baseball. A bit later, Hamilton took Stone up on the request and tossed the ball in his direction. Stone leaned over to try and make the catch, lost his balance and fell over the railing, some 25 feet below.

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Posted on: December 21, 2011 5:09 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Rangers to erect statue to honor Shannon Stone

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Since: Aug 15, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 7:03 pm
 

Rangers to erect statue to honor Shannon Stone

While we're at it, let's honor everyone who has behaved wrecklessly and caused their own or someone else's death.   Everyone is a "hero"!   



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Rangers to erect statue to honor Shannon Stone

It was certainly an unfortunate incident.  Not sure a statue makes sense but it's a nice gesture by the Ranger organization.



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Rangers to erect statue to honor Shannon Stone

Even if you actually think this is a stupid idea, you're even stupider for stating your opinion in light of the situation. It's an odd thing for the Rangers to do sure, but I think it reeks of respect, and class from their organization. There isn't exactly a precedent for what to do in situations like this, so I give the Rangers credit for trying to be creative in honouring Mr. Stone and his family. It was a horrible thing to happen, and hopefully it will be the last incident of its kind.



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 5:54 pm
 

Rangers to erect statue to honor Shannon Stone

What a stupid idea!!


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