Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Monday’s Mashup: Fan in critical condition after falling from stands while reaching for t-shirt at Patriots-Titans game

Lucy Burdge
November 12, 2018 - 7:23 am

Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NBA: New Orleans at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: Golden State at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)
NFL: NY Giants at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)


-- A fan is in critical condition after falling from the stands at Nissan Stadium while reaching for a t-shirt during the Patriots-Titans game on Sunday afternoon.

Thomas Carrico Jr., 37, of Goodlettsville, Tenn. was taken to the hospital by ambulance from the stadium and is in critical but stable condition.

Carrico fell during a T-shirt toss in the third quarter when a shirt landed on an awning in the stadium and he reached for it and lost his balance.

The Titans addressed the incident with a statement on Sunday afternoon.

"At today’s game, an adult fan fell from the lower bowl seating area to the ground,” the statement reads. “The fan received attention from emergency personnel on the scene and was transported to a local hospital.”

-- Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are parents.

The Astros pitcher and his model wife announced the birth of their daughter, Genevieve, in Instagram posts on Saturday.

Welcome to the world Genevieve Upton Verlander. You stole my ❤️ the first second I met you!!! 11.7.2018

A post shared by Justin Verlander (@justinverlander) on

Genevieve Upton Verlander -- 11.7.18

A post shared by Kate Upton (@kateupton) on

In both captions, Upton and Verlander say Genevieve Upton Verlander was born last Wednesday.

Upton announced the pregnancy in July, also with an Instagram post.

#PregnantinMiami @justinverlander --❤️

A post shared by Kate Upton (@kateupton) on

The Red Sox bounced Verlander and the Astros from the postseason in October after winning the ALCS and advancing to the World Series.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Today, we just played a bad game. You see what happens. Hopefully there’s more urgency as we go forward. Our whole season is ahead of us. We’ll see what we do with it." -- Tom Brady, on the Patriots’ 34-10 loss to the Titans on Sunday