First his team collapsed. Then the architect of the Mets’ improbable World Series run also went down for the count.
Just days after the Mets took a frustrating dive in the long-awaited Fall Classic, GM Sandy Alderson took a hard fall, fainting at the organization’s first post-World Series press conference.
Alderson was on hand at Citi Field to announce a two-year contract extension for his manager, Terry Collins, when he pulled a Yoenis Cespedes and briefly disappeared, dropping to the floor like a missed fly ball.
The baseball executive was standing in a group of reporters when he suddenly went quiet and began to lose his balance.
Reporters and photographers help Alderson to his feet Wednesday after he collapsed during a press conference at Citi Field in Flushing, Queens.
Reporters and photographers helped him to his feet. After a minute, Alderson, the team’s GM since 2010, was talking and sitting up.
Then, Alderson took another swing at it.
“Where were we?” he cracked before being led out of the room by Mets employees.
The Mets said Alderson became light-headed after skipping breakfast and talking under the hot lights for TV.
Alderson, 67, a Marine veteran, left the press conference room under his own power.
He was checked out by team trainers and ate something after collapsing.
He will likely see his personal doctor as a precaution, a source said.
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