updated - May 21, 2013 Tuesday EDT
Following the death of an MLB fan during the Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox game, the players showed their condolences for the man.
"You automatically start thinking of life, you put everything in perspective. At the beginning of that inning, I'm fired up to get guys out and not that let that guy score and you see something like that, it puts everything in perspective. It didn't look good," White Sox reliever Jesse Crain said.
Reports indicated that a cardiac arrest was behind the sudden death of the 60-year-old fan in the bottom of the seventh inning on Thursday. At the time, paramedics rushed to the viewing stands after the man had collapsed before shocked audience of fans. They admnistered CPR but the effort was not successful. The fan was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the Associated Press citing Toronto Police Services.
''Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the person who was taken out of here tonight,'' Blue Jays manager John Farrell said about the MLB fans' death from a suspected heart attack.
Players from both teams left their dugouts to get a glimpse at what was going on in the viewing stands. It was enough to cause a stir, even among baseball players as they watched paramedics performing CPR and pumping the man's chest.
White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis, the closest player to the incident, said this about the MLB fan's death:
''I saw some medics jump out around the dugout and run over. 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.'"
The MLB fan who died of a heart attack Thursday was the second person who suffered a medical event at a Blue Jays baseball game this year. On June 29, another fan had to be given CPR.
The Chicago White Sox won with a score of 7-2 over the Toronto Blue Jays.
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