Milwaukee – David Vasig thought it would be a good idea to take a ride on Bernie Brewer’s slide before the Los Angeles Dodgers play in Milwaukee on Wednesday night.
Things didn’t quite go according to plan.
A Dodgers TV and Radio reporter said he broke two bones in his right wrist and broke six of his ribs When he tripped and hit the liner at the end of his slide down Bernie’s Chalet, The Brewers’ mascot, Bernie Brewer, is positioned behind the left field stands of American Family Field. Bernie celebrates Milwaukee boats with cruises down the giant white slide.
“I’m going to learn not to do my stunts from now on,” Vasig said quipped before the Dodgers game Thursday afternoon in Milwaukee.
Vassegh is the host of the Dodgers radio show “Dodger Talk,” and periodically works as a reporter on television shows in Los Angeles. He was working in his television capacity when he went down the slider twice about four hours before the Dodgers game on Wednesday night.
The first time, it was shot at the top of the slide, and everything went fine. Then he went down again, so he could take pictures of him going down.
This is when the problem occurred. Vasig went sideways, his right arm smashed into the padding.
“Back then, things went a lot faster,” Vasig said. “It was a lot leaner the second time around. It got a little out of hand at the end.”
Vasig went to an urgent care facility and returned to work in the fifth inning. Vasig had his right arm in a sling He also gave an interview to the Dodgers catcher team Austin Barnes.
Barnes told Vasig after he slept in The Dodgers win 2-1. “I know you had a minor accident today on the slide, so we all rallied for you.”
Vasig returned to his job on Thursday, although he says he may need surgery when he gets home. He said he’s received more than 200 text messages from friends and players since his stumble.
“It was a streaming support — and also a comedy at the same time,” Vasig said.