Reporter breaks arm and ribs after going down Milwaukee Ballpark Slide

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By stefan armitage

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Spectrum SportsNet Dodgers broadcaster David Vassegh took a ride he'll never forget while reporting from the American Family Field in Milwaukee this week.

As he was covering the Dodger's game against the Brewers, Vassegh opted to take a trip down the Milwaukee mascot's home-run slide - known to fans as Bernie’s Chalet.

It did not go well.

Yes, despite everyone probably thinking that the playful segment would just fill a couple of minutes of airtime, footage from Vassegh's slide show him repeated shouting out "holy cr*p". When he reach the bottom of the slide, he collided at speed with the support wall.

The reporter could then be seen immediately clutching his right arm.

Watch the moment unfold below:

(Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the fact that he collided with that wall all while the Allstate logo was on the screen.)

However, his colleagues clearly saw the funny side, as fellow broadcasters Joe Davis and Nomar Garciaparra couldn't keep a straight face as they watched the hapless Vassegh descend down the slide.

In a clip shared to Twitter, Davis reassures viewers: "First I want to report, he's okay." However, when the camera cuts back to Vassegh he can be seen wearing a soft cast up to his elbow and a smile on his face.

"Hi guys, I do my own stunts, Tom Cruise style," he said.

Unfortunately, Vassegh was reportedly "excited" to take a trip down the iconic slide and had been talking about it for three days prior.

Per the New York Post, Vassegh was left with two fractures in his right hand/wrist and six fractured ribs.

Speaking to Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, who homered in his team's 2-1 victory over Milwaukee, Barnes told Vassegh: "That one was for you. I know you had a little accident today on the slide. We all rallied today for you."

But since the calamity, mascot Bernie Brewer took the opportunity to poke fun at Vassegh, posing next to the "closed off" wall that the reporter slammed into.

The tweet read: "Next time how about we leave it to the professional?"

In response to the video, one Twitter user wrote: "I worked in the slide business for a very long time and that landing zone is absurd."

Vassegh, as well as hoping you have a speedy recovery, I'd just like to thank you for the memories you've made and the laughter you've helped to create.

Featured image credit: Cal Sport Media / Alamy

Reporter breaks arm and ribs after going down Milwaukee Ballpark Slide

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Spectrum SportsNet Dodgers broadcaster David Vassegh took a ride he'll never forget while reporting from the American Family Field in Milwaukee this week.

As he was covering the Dodger's game against the Brewers, Vassegh opted to take a trip down the Milwaukee mascot's home-run slide - known to fans as Bernie’s Chalet.

It did not go well.

Yes, despite everyone probably thinking that the playful segment would just fill a couple of minutes of airtime, footage from Vassegh's slide show him repeated shouting out "holy cr*p". When he reach the bottom of the slide, he collided at speed with the support wall.

The reporter could then be seen immediately clutching his right arm.

Watch the moment unfold below:

(Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the fact that he collided with that wall all while the Allstate logo was on the screen.)

However, his colleagues clearly saw the funny side, as fellow broadcasters Joe Davis and Nomar Garciaparra couldn't keep a straight face as they watched the hapless Vassegh descend down the slide.

In a clip shared to Twitter, Davis reassures viewers: "First I want to report, he's okay." However, when the camera cuts back to Vassegh he can be seen wearing a soft cast up to his elbow and a smile on his face.

"Hi guys, I do my own stunts, Tom Cruise style," he said.

Unfortunately, Vassegh was reportedly "excited" to take a trip down the iconic slide and had been talking about it for three days prior.

Per the New York Post, Vassegh was left with two fractures in his right hand/wrist and six fractured ribs.

Speaking to Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, who homered in his team's 2-1 victory over Milwaukee, Barnes told Vassegh: "That one was for you. I know you had a little accident today on the slide. We all rallied today for you."

But since the calamity, mascot Bernie Brewer took the opportunity to poke fun at Vassegh, posing next to the "closed off" wall that the reporter slammed into.

The tweet read: "Next time how about we leave it to the professional?"

In response to the video, one Twitter user wrote: "I worked in the slide business for a very long time and that landing zone is absurd."

Vassegh, as well as hoping you have a speedy recovery, I'd just like to thank you for the memories you've made and the laughter you've helped to create.

Featured image credit: Cal Sport Media / Alamy