That, my friends, is the most unfortunate story of the day. A 39-year old Manhattan resident picked removed himself from the Darwin pool earlier today while a few Los Angeles Angels players watched. The man, who made the plunge from the 42nd floor of Le Parker Meridien, was supposedly an ex employee of the hotel. Angels pitchers Jared Weaver and Matt Palmer were just crossing the street when he jumped to his death.
“Weaver actually saw him splat,” Palmer said. “I felt kind of sick to my stomach…It’s hard to see something like that and hard to take it.” Weaver could not even bring himself to discuss the tragic incident.
As they were getting ready to face the Yankees, Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters that the incident puts baseball in a proper perspective. “It’s obviously traumatic when you witness something like that, but these guys understand the privilege of playing baseball,” said Scioscia.
It’s terrible that those poor baseball players had to witness something as awful as that. Those poor guys are traumatized forever. Look, Hunter’s signing autographs as police remove the dead man’s body. He’s scarred for life.