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Published:April 2nd, 2014 12:06 EST

Texas Rangers Apologize for Trash Surrounding Memorial Statue: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The Texas Rangers apologized for fans leaving trash around a memorial statue for a fan that died during a 2011 game.


The statue is located outside of Globe Life Park and it depicts the late Shannon Stone and his son, Cooper. The statue was littered with beer cans and other trash prior to Monday`s season opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Stone, who was at the game with his son, died at the stadium in 2011 after falling over a railing when he reached for a ball thrown to him by outfielder Josh Hamilton. "

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A man takes his young son to the ballpark, the hometown outfielder tosses him a ball, and the father falls over the railing to his death trying to catch it.

An unspeakable tragedy!

The Texas Rangers erected a memorial statue depicting the late Shannon Stone and his son Cooper. The statue was littered with beer cans and other debris prior to the season opener.

An unforgiveable outrage!

Shame on the litterbug fans!

Shame on management for not keeping the area around the statue clean!

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