David Vassegh—the Spectrum SportsNet Dodgers reporter—wound up in a cast after his trip down Bernie the Brewers’ slide didn’t go as planned at American Family Field in Milwaukee.
The Dodgers broadcast showed Vassegh’s trip down the slide, which saw the reporter repeatedly yelling, “Holy crap” — before he slammed into a support wall and immediately grabbed his right arm.
Vassegh, whose right arm appeared to get stuck behind him when he hit the wall, was grimacing in pain while holding his arm and rolling around on the ground.
Dodgers broadcasters Joe Davis and Nomar Garciaparra couldn’t stop laughing, with Davis saying, “First I want to report, he’s OK.”
Vassegh then appeared on the broadcast in a soft cast up to his elbow.
“Hi guys, I do my own stunts, Tom Cruise style,” he said, smiling.
Vassegh reportedly said he has two fractures in his right hand/wrist and six fractured ribs.
“Skinny fat body can’t handle it,” he added.
When Vassegh interviewed Austin Barnes, who homered in LA’s 2-1 victory, the Dodgers catcher said, “That one was for you. I know you had a little accident today on the slide. We all rallied today for you.”