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Though the Padres stretched their Sunday, June 7, game against the Arizona Diamondbacks 18 innings in the longest major league game so far this season, one Padres fan didn’t quite make it to the 8th.

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San Diego Fire and Rescue units were called to Petco Park at the bottom of the 7th inning to tend to a game attendee that had been found collapsed in a stadium restroom.

The patient, a large middle-aged white man, was strapped to a stretcher and had a bandage on his forehead. Paramedics needed to suction his nose and mouth after he suffered a heavy bout of vomiting. One bystander wondered aloud if the man had been sitting in the “all-you-can-eat” section. No one laughed.

“The man had too much to drink and while in the bathroom fell and hit his head,” a Padres representative in shirt and tie explained. He escorted paramedics and placed cones around the vomit. “This is a rare occurrence here, we don’t have too many problems like Qualcomm Stadium where they have tailgating before a game.”

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Though the Padres stretched their Sunday, June 7, game against the Arizona Diamondbacks 18 innings in the longest major league game so far this season, one Padres fan didn’t quite make it to the 8th.

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San Diego Fire and Rescue units were called to Petco Park at the bottom of the 7th inning to tend to a game attendee that had been found collapsed in a stadium restroom.

The patient, a large middle-aged white man, was strapped to a stretcher and had a bandage on his forehead. Paramedics needed to suction his nose and mouth after he suffered a heavy bout of vomiting. One bystander wondered aloud if the man had been sitting in the “all-you-can-eat” section. No one laughed.

“The man had too much to drink and while in the bathroom fell and hit his head,” a Padres representative in shirt and tie explained. He escorted paramedics and placed cones around the vomit. “This is a rare occurrence here, we don’t have too many problems like Qualcomm Stadium where they have tailgating before a game.”

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