The Mets beat the nationals 6-0 behind some great pitching by Pelfrey and Sanchez.
It was also Jackie Robinson day and there were many tributes to 42 and also a dedication of the new Rotunda in Citi Field.
But today we post about what happened after Tuesday night's game. Met fan Antonio Nararainsami, 36 and father of two, fell to his death
from one of the escalators. Our condolences to the family. Here is the story, from Newsday
:A night at the ballpark turned tragic when a Brooklyn man died after a
4-story fall from an escalator at Shea Stadium in Flushing on Tuesday.
Police sources said Wednesday that the man may have been "surfing" or
"sliding" on the railing of the escalator when he fell. But a New York
City Police Department spokesman said Wednesday he could not confirm
that -- but said it was one of the angles detectives would be
The tragic accident happened at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, not long after
the Mets had beaten the Washington Nationals, 6-0, in a game on "Jackie
Robinson Day" -- a celebration of the day Robinson broke the color
barrier in baseball, making his Major League debut with the old
Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
Killed in the fall was Antonio Nararainsami, 36, of a Guyanese
immigrant from Crescent Street, Brooklyn, police said. There were
reports that the fall occurred in front of the man's two young
daughters, though police said they could not confirm that Wednesday.
A police spokesman said Nararainsami and his wife were expecting a third child.
A police spokesman also said some reports were that the escalators at
Shea were turned off at the time of the accident. That spokesman said
family members told police the escalator then "suddenly jerked" --
throwing Nararainsami over the railing to his death, four flights
below. Nararainsami was taken to New York Hospital Medical Center of
Queens, where he was pronounced dead at 10:25 p.m.
But a police source told Newsday "there were some reports he was
surfing down the railing . . . Witnesses said he had jumped on the
rubber railing . . . and he was sliding down when he lost his balance."
In a statement released late Tuesday, the Mets said they had learned of
"a tragic accident that resulted in the death of a fan." They said team
officials and police were investigating. "Our deepest and heartfelt
condolences go out to the fan's family," the statement said.