Todd Frazier, the Cincinnati Reds rookie third baseman, was credited with saving a man’s life Tuesday afternoon.Frazier performed the Heimlich maneuver on the man, who was choking on a piece of steak at a restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. Frazier and Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick were eating lunch before Cincinnati’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
“I was talking to (Ludwick) and I see it out of the corner of my eye,” Frazier told reporters, including MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon. “I said, ‘I think that dude is choking over there.’ … There were two women side by side trying to give him the Heimlich. (Ludwick) said to get over there because I was the closest one. So I went over there and was yelling at them to get out of the way. They did, and I gave two pumps and it came out.”
Frazier said he learned the Heimlich in high school.
“It was pretty surreal. I have never done that before,” he told reporters.
The man, who did not give his name, thanked Frazier several times and paid for the players’ lunch, Frazier told reporters.
Frazier doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and scored a run in the Reds’ 8-1 victory Tuesday night at PNC Park.
Matt Holliday is still taking balls off his nuts just at a hefty cost now to the St. Louis Cardinals as they have agreed on a contract of 7 years worth $120 milli that includes a full no trade clause.
When the Cardinals traded for Holliday it seemed as if I was the only one voicing displeasure about it and today is no different. The cost to obtain and keep a guy that has been an All-Star but nothing more is ludicrous. The Cardinals gave up prize prospect third baseman Brett Wallace to acquire and now have strapped themselves in those future negotiations for the likes of outfielder Ryan Ludwick, starting pitchers Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter and that doesn’t include finally acquiring a bat in front of Albert Pujols. That’s the key, for if no one gets on base in front of Pujols, why pitch to him? Just take the best bat in all of Major League Baseball out of the lineup.
So Holliday today you’ll hear all the cheers about your signing but not from me because you and your agent Scott Boras backed St. Louis into a corner and screwed us again, just like you did in Game 2 of the National League Divisonal Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.