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Dodgers: Action Hero David Vassegh Inspires Dodger Victory, and Some Laughter

Dodgers insider David Vassegh has been excited since they got to Milwaukee to slide down Bernie Brewer’s slide out in left-center field.

He finally got his chance on Wednesday, and … well, let’s just say it didn’t go the way he had hoped.

There are plenty of things to talk about here. The laughing fit by Joe Davis and Nomar Garciaparra is the kind of laughter we’ve all experienced when someone we know and love gets hurt in a hilarious way and we know they weren’t too badly hurt.

Then there’s the fact that Vassegh broke his wrist in two places and cracked six ribs, but he was still there just a couple hours later to do his job at the stadium! That probably makes up at least as many Cool Points as he lost by breaking his wrist in two places and cracking six ribs going down a slide.

In fact, according to Austin Barnes, the Dodgers won this game for Vassegh.

During his conversation with Joe and Nomar, Vassegh was visibly touched by the care he received from Dodgers players and training staff. He specifically mentioned Justin Turner and David Price as being there to help when he was hurt, and he mentioned that Mookie Betts FaceTimed him at the hospital to make sure he was okay.

Dodgers players give DV a hard time, and certainly some are more fond of him than others, but in a situation like this, it was great to see the team rally around their nerdy insider.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

One Comment

  1. I have never seen someone with multiple broken ribs raise their arm like he did in the interview within 24 hours. Most people find breathing or even laughing painful. Must be a tough guy I guess?

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