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Sandy Alderson, New York Mets GM, Passes Out During News Conference

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By    |   Thursday, 05 Nov 2015 08:53 AM

Sandy Alderson, the general manager of the New York Mets, fainted at a news conference Wednesday as he was announcing field manager Terry Collins' contract extension at Citi Field.

Alderson, 67, was out for about 30 seconds before he recovered and was helped to his chair, according to the New York Post. Alderson, who helped build the squad that led the Mets to the World Series this season, was listening to a reporter's question when he blacked out.

An ambulance was called to Citi Field but Alderson was able to leave the news conference under his own power. Emergency personnel and the Mets' trainer checked Alderson out as well.

"And honestly, we can't blame Alderson for still being exhausted three days after losing the World Series," Newsday columnist David Lennon wrote. "Fortunately, Alderson walked away with no lingering symptoms, and the Mets said he was fine after getting checked out by the team's training staff. The GM chalked it up to no breakfast and a stuffy conference room."

Several reporters posted messages about the incident on Twitter.







Alderson's "Okay, where were we?" comment was typical of the general manager, The New York Times' Tim Rohan wrote.

"The remark was pure Alderson, who has often resorted to humor in his five years in New York regardless of whether the Mets are good or bad," Rohan wrote. "However, in this instance, reporters did not try to ask him any more questions. Instead, a Mets public relation employee escorted him away so he could be examined by the team's training staff."

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