It’s Been 2 Days Since the Last Bernie’s Chalet Slide Incident

And now Bernie Brewer himself wrote an instruction manual for the slide.

DAVID VASSEGH, a TV reporter for the Los Angeles Dodgers, got to live his dream of sliding down Bernie Brewer’s famous home run slide at the Brewers-Dodgers game on Wednesday. It didn’t exactly go well.

In dress shoes and a snazzy purple tie, Vassegh sat on a towel at the top of the slide, presumably to make the ride smoother. This was a mistake. 

With a couple of scoots, he pushed off, leaving the chalet and heading down the slide. 

Vassegh took off at an ungodly speed that only picked up momentum as he rounded the slide’s curve.

“Holy crap!” he yelled. “Holy crap! Holy crap! Holy crap!”



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He hit the end of the slide, slid straight across the floor, and slammed into a wall, resulting in a fractured hand, wrist and ribs.

A great deal of pained writhing followed, but worry not – patched up and in good spirits shortly thereafter, Vassegh was back out reporting on the field. 

And Bernie Brewer, the slide professional himself, greeted him with a homemade sign and some light reading. 

In retrospect, Bernie probably should have given him that instruction manual beforehand … but since he didn’t, the internet is having a good collective laugh over the viral video, which has amassed over 3 million views on Twitter so far.



Brianna Schubert is the associate digital editor and writes about art, culture and more at Milwaukee Magazine. When she’s not writing/editing, she’s likely reading (follow her book reviews on Instagram at @read_with_bee), cooking or listening to Taylor Swift.