MLB umpire in town for a game saves woman’s life in Pittsburgh

An MLB umpire who was simply in town to work a baseball game this week ended up saving a life.

John Tumpane, an official for the current Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays series, was crossing Pittsburgh’s Roberto Clemente Bridge around 3 p.m. on Wednesday when he saw a woman climb over the bridge’s railing.

“Obviously, that grabbed my attention,” the 34-year-old explained in an interview prior to Wednesday night’s game.

The woman reportedly told Tumpane she wanted to get a better view of the city from that side of the bridge, but he could tell something else was going through her mind.

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Hundreds of thousands line streets of Pittsburgh for Stanley Cup celebration

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks Sunday night to win their first Stanley Cup since 2009, and the fourth in team history. Citizens of Pittsburgh, obviously thrilled by the victory, came out in droves for the team’s celebratory parade on Wednesday.

Officials estimate that the number of people lining the streets reached 400,000, which is impressive considering the city itself is home to just over 300,000.

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