A little bit of scary news out of Clearwater this morning: Guest instructor and storied Hall of Famer Yogi Berra took a fall inside the Yankee clubhouse earlier today prior to the team’s game against the Phillies. According to reports, the former catcher “caught one of his sneakers on the carpe…and fell on his backside.” He did bang his head, and the Yankees say paramedics attending to him on the spot. “He is alert and in good spirits,” a team spokesman said.
For Yogi, this is the second such fall in recent months. He missed Old Timers Day in July after stumbling at his Montclair, New Jersey, home. Hopefully, he’ll have a speedy recovery this week. “He’s in good spirits, he’s smiling,” Yankee GM Brian Cashman said. “He didn’t want to go. We’re going to make sure it’s going to be fine.”