04/01/2014 11:07 am ET Updated Apr 01, 2014

Texas Rangers Apologize For Trash Surrounding Memorial Statue Honoring Fan's Death


The Texas Rangers apologized on the team's official Twitter account on Monday night for trash that accumulated around the memorial statue outside Rangers Ballpark. The statue represents Shannon Stone, who died during a game in 2011 when he fell from the stands while reaching for a ball.

This is what the scene looked like before the Rangers' game against the Phillies on Opening Day.

The Rangers explained the situation and tweeted an apology.

(H/T to Big League Stew)