Keith Carmickle, All-Star Game Idiot, to Raise Money for Memorial Fund of Texas Fan Who Fell to his Death
As New Times reported last night, Keith Carmickle -- the Kingman numskull who nearly fell to a likely death while trying to catch a baseball at Monday night's MLB Home-Run Derby -- was whisked away to New York City to appear on Good Morning America this morning.
Carmickle, it appears, realizes he made a bonehead move by leaping for a stupid souvenir -- and he's trying to make up for it.
While risking his life for a baseball was stupid, the fact that he and his brother already had caught two during the Derby makes his decision even dumber.
Adding to the stupidity is the fact that it happened on the same day as the funeral of a Texas man who died after falling from the bleachers at a Rangers game as he tried to catch a ball thrown to him by outfielder Josh Hamilton.
Carmickle's got a solution to his stupidity: auction off the balls he caught and donate the money to a memorial fund set up for Shannon Stone, the man who died in Texas.
See video of Carmickle's GMA appearance below.
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