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Okay, This ‘Yogi Berra Falling All The Time’ Situation Is Getting Out Of Control

I tried to warn everybody last week, but apparently, no one listened – except for maybe Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon. And if it wasn’t my advice that somebody close to New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra should get him outfitted with Life Alert after he took a tumble in the Yankees clubhouse last week, perhaps Maddon was simply in the right place at the right time yesterday. Berra nearly bit it again after the 85-year-old tripped on the protective carpet surrounding the batting cage prior to the New York Yankees-Tampa Bay Rays spring training game in Tampa. Thankfully, Maddon was there to prevent Berra from going down hard.

Via ESPN New York:

“We were talking, walking and he tripped,” Maddon said.

Seriously folks, I’m not even joking anymore. What if this happened and no one was around? Somebody please think about this guy’s welfare and safety and get him set up with Life Alert. And if not Life Alert, LifeCall is always a perfectly suitable alternative.

Joe Maddon catches Yogi Berra [ESPN New York]