June 28, 2017

With words and a strong grip, an MLB umpire pulls a woman back from the brink in Pittsburgh : As a Major League Baseball umpire, John Tumpane often has to diffuse tense situations at the ballpark.

None compared to the scene he came upon Wednesday as he walked across the Roberto Clemente Bridge around 3 p.m. on his way back from a run and lunch: A few hundred yards from PNC Park, he saw a woman climb over a railing and look toward the Allegheny River below.

posted by tommytrump to culture at 08:41 PM - 2 comments

Heard about this and what an incredible story.

posted by BornIcon at 10:20 AM on June 29, 2017

Dan Patrick interview Tumpane this morning. A incredibly moving story to say the least.

posted by prof at 11:05 AM on June 29, 2017

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