A Cubs fan leaving Wrigley Field on Tuesday fell over a railing, hit his head, and died, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Tony Briscoe of the Chicago Tribune report. The game ended around 10:20 and the fan left around 11 PM. He was pronounced dead at 3:33 PM on Wednesday.
The Cubs issued a brief statement, saying, “The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with his family during this difficult time.”
The fan, Richard E. Garrity, was 42 years old and was a marketing manager for Heineken. He was attending the Cubs game with colleagues as a work outing.
Mets pitcher Rafael Montero will undergo Tommy John surgery.
Montero felt some discomfort after his latest Grapefruit League appearance. This morning he was diagnosed with a complete tear of the UCL in his right elbow. He’ll now miss all of the 2018 season and most of the first half of the 2019 season.
Montero, 27, was once a top pitching prospect. He performed swingman duties for the Mets last year, starting in 18 games and relieving in 16. He wasn’t too successful in that role — his ERA was 5.52 in 2017 — but he was battling for a spot in the Mets’ bullpen this spring.