Los Angeles Dodgers TV reporter David Vassegh injured on Bernie Brewer’s slide

MILWAUKEE — David Vassegh thought it would be a good TV to ride on Bernie Brewer’s slide before the Los Angeles Dodgers played in Milwaukee Wednesday night.

It didn’t quite go to plan.

The Dodgers television and radio reporter said he fractured two bones in his right wrist and fractured six ribs when he fell off Bernie’s Chalet at the end of his slide and hit the padding, where Brewers mascot Bernie Brewer takes up residence behind the left field stands at American Family Field. Bernie celebrates Milwaukee home runs with rides on the giant white slide.

“From now on, I’m going to learn not to do my own stunts,” Vassegh quipped before Thursday afternoon’s Dodgers game in Milwaukee.

Vassegh is the host of Dodger Talk, which follows Dodger’s radio shows, and is a regular reporter for Los Angeles television shows. He was working in his television role when he went down the slide twice about four hours before the Dodgers game on Wednesday night.

The first time he was filmed at the top of the slide and everything went well. Then he went down a second time so he could film him coming down.

That’s when the problem arose. Vassegh sidestepped and his right arm hit the padding.

“It was much quicker back then,” said Vassegh. “It was a lot smoother the second time around. It got a little out of control at the end.”

Vassegh went to an emergency care facility and was back at work by the fifth inning. Vassegh had his right arm in a sling when he did a postgame interview with Dodgers Catcher Austin Barnes.

“That was for you,” Barnes told Vassegh after scoring the Dodgers’ 2-1 win. “I know you had a little accident on the slide today, so we all got together for you.”

Vassegh was back at work on Thursday, although he says he will likely need surgery when he gets home. He said he has received over 200 messages from friends and players since his fall.

“It was an outpouring of support – and comedy at the same time,” said Vassegh.

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Emma Bowman

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