Most MLB ballparks across the country have at least one really cool amenity that the park is widely known for.
You have the big apple that pops out every time a Mets player hits a homerun, the ugly ass mural thingy ma-jig that would go stupid every time a Marlins player would hit a bomb, the old Coke bottle that shot out fireworks at the old Braves stadium, Turner Field, and so on and so on.
And for the Milwaukee Brewers?
They’ve got Bernie the Brewers’ slide, where the Milwaukee Brewers mascot Bernie will slide down every time a Brewers player goes yard.
With that being said, one baseball announcer thought he’d try to see what the fuss was all about…
And it ended quite badly, to say the least.
According to the New York Post,Spectrum SportsNet reporter for the Dodgers David Vassegh got the once in a lifetime opportunity to slide down Bernie the Brewers’ slide at American Family Field in Milwaukee, and he was JACKED about it.
The Dodgers’ broadcast showed him going down the slide, and everything appeared to be going smooth until he ran slap into a support wall.
His right arm appeared to get stuck behind him when he hit the wall, and you could easily see the guy was hurting as he began to roll around on the ground, grabbing the arm.
Although Vassegh was obviously in some serious pain, fellow broadcasters Joe Davis and Nomar Garciaparra were in the booth laughing their asses off the whole time, assuring:
“First I want to report, he’s OK.”
However, my guy might not have been okay, as he appears later on in the broadcast with a cast on.
Although my guy’s arm nearly bent in half, he was in good spirits about it:
“Hi guys, I do my own stunts, Tom Cruise style.”
He also reportedly added that he has two fractures in his right hand/wrist, and six fractured ribs, but continued to joke: