Keith Carmickle, Kingman Idiot Who Nearly Died During Home-Run Derby, Reportedly Already En-Route to Appear on Good Morning America

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This is what you need to do to get on Good Morning America
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. How do you get to the set of Good Morning America? Apparently, all it takes is acting like a dipshit at the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby.

As we noted yesterday, Kingman resident Keith Carmickle nearly died when he tried to catch a home run ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder during Monday night's MLB Home-Run Derby -- which is apparently what it takes to get a trip to New York City to appear on GMA.

KTAR's Mac and Gaydos confirm to New Times that a reporter on the KTAR staff spoke with Carmickle and he says he's currently en-route to New York to appear on Good Morning America to talk about his near-fateful plunge.

GMA staff did not immediately respond to New Times request for confirmation, and Carmickle could not be reached for comment.

However, a KTAR reporter spoke to Carmickle, and reports that his near 20-foot fall -- and his buddies' heroic grab -- was not a publicity stunt.

If you missed it, Carmickle and his pals reportedly had already caught several balls during the Derby, but Carmickle apparently wanted one more -- a Prince Fielder jack that was out of reach.

Standing on a metal table in front of his seat, Carmickle tried to catch Fielder's home run, which didn't quite make it over the railing 20 feet above the pool deck in Chase Field's right field bleachers.

Trying to catch the ball, his momentum carried him over the railing where he would have tumbled 20 feet to what arguably would have been a face full of concrete and his possible death.

All for a freakin' baseball.

His friends, luckily, caught him before he hit the deck.

The fantastic leap wouldn't be so moronic if it hadn't happened on the same day as the memorial service for Shannon Stone, a Texas father who died last week after falling from the stands at a Texas Rangers game while trying to catch a ball thrown into the crowd.

However, Stone didn't get a free trip to New York to appear on Good Morning America. His trip was to the morgue. 

 



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tdhurst
tdhurst

What a fucking dumb ass. As a huge baseball fan who has never had a foul ball near me, I can't imagine putting my life at risk for one.

T. Beast
T. Beast

The guy just wanted attention, if you watch the video that ball wasn't even close to him. He just leaped because he knew camera would be watching that ball land in the general area.

david saint
david saint

first, so what if the guy acted like an idiot..thats HIS right. Second, if thats staged, him and his buddies need to take up careers in acting..cause that looked far from it. Third, while im not really thrilled about what he did, who the hell are we to judge him? I think he already made an ass out of himself with that anyways, just leave it alone and quit giving it more attention.  

Baseball Jolly
Baseball Jolly

Had he fall face first planted hard on the concrete below. I tell ya, it would not have been a pretty sight. His brains would be splattered about the ground 20 feet below.

That fat fucker is lucky. He owes his buddies one.

gregg
gregg

man, did you see the size of that big, fat dude. i'd say he close to 250-300pds. He lucky they didnt drop his big fat ass. otherwise orca would of been the 2nd idiot to die in a week. gee, what a shame they chose these kind of shit to represent arizona.  Either your a gun-toting idiot or beach whale really for matting.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

He and his buddies staged it. What a piece of shit this guy is. You guys should hire him as a blogger, he fits right in.

Gizzard
Gizzard

I'm believe the only reason his friends would help this putz was because he was their only ride home. It is true...You can't fix stupid!

Tlucast2
Tlucast2

That guy has too much money to spend. He is a client at bettingresource dot com and makes tons of money betting the 10 unit picks. he has nothing better to do that waste time at sporting events and act like a jack ass.

tdhurst
tdhurst

Who said it wasn't his right?

But now we'll likely be subject to higher gates and netting that obscures the view.

Faceplant
Faceplant

the guy has the right to act like an idiot, we have the right to judge him for his ridiculous actions, call him a fat fucking mess for it, and life goes on

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