A man attending a New York Mets game with his family lost his balance on an escalator and fell two stories to his death, police said.
Antonio Nararainsami, 36, and several relatives, including his two young daughters, were leaving the stadium at the end of Tuesday night's game against the Washington Nationals when he fell in a section below the left field stands and landed on a concrete floor.
Nararainsami, a Guyanese native who lived in Brooklyn, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead half an hour later.
The Mets held a moment of silence for Nararainsami before their game against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.
Kevin Prashad, a cousin who attended the game, said Nararainsami was walking down the escalator, which wasn't moving, and was holding the hand rail when he "lost his footing."
The Mets said in a statement that they had been "advised of a tragic accident that resulted in the death of a fan." They said team officials and police were investigating.
Yankees are expensive
The New York Yankees' value increased to $1.306 billion over the past year, according to the annual estimates by Forbes magazine, a rise of 9 percent over the past year.
The Mets were second at $824 million and the Boston Red Sox third at $816 million, the magazine said. After that, there was a big gap to the Dodgers ($694 million) and the Chicago Cubs ($642 million). The Cubs are currently for sale.
The Yankees were listed by Forbes as having $327 million in revenue last year and a $47.3 million operating loss, up from a $25.2 million loss on revenue of $302 million the previous year.
The Mets had an operating profit of $32.9 million, according to Forbes. Boston, according to Forbes, had a $19.1 million operating loss.
Both New York teams are planning to move into new ballparks in 2009, which should significantly increase their revenues.
At the bottom, the three teams with the lowest values were Florida ($256 million), Tampa Bay ($290 million) and Pittsburgh ($292 million).
Forbes estimated the Marlins had an operating profit of $35.6 million, the Rays $29.7 million and the Pirates $17.6 million.
Pope gets his way
Joe Girardi has no complaints with changes in the Yankees' schedule made to accommodate Pope Benedict XVI's mass on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
"You'd like to be home a little bit more, but who's going to argue with the pope? No, not me," Girardi.
New York is in the midst of playing 18 of 20 games on the road, returning only for a two-game series against Boston that started Wednesday.
Around the leagues
Brewers: Jeff Weaver would get a $1.25 million salary if added to Milwaukee's major league roster, and he would have the chance to earn $2.75 million in performance bonuses.
Tigers: Center fielder Curtis Granderson, out of the lineup for a month with a broken bone in his right hand, is hopeful that he can start a rehab assignment by Friday. Granderson has not played since being hit by a pitch in spring training.
Cubs: Alfonso Soriano hopped onto the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf muscle.
Red Sox: Boston placed backup infielder Alex Cora on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right elbow and called up Joe Thurston from triple-A Pawtucket.
Rays: Aging reliever Al Reyes, 38, landed on the DL with an impinged right shoulder.