Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 5/29/12
Reds rookie third baseman Todd Frazier has had himself quite the week.  First came his nearly no-handed home run off 76-year-old elderly Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer, but even more impressive than that was his panther-like reflexes to save a choking restaurant patron while having lunch with teammate Ryan Ludwick. Frazier noticed the slightly obese gentleman in obvious distress while dining at a downtown Pittsburgh eatery.  Ludwick told Cincy rookie to make his way over to the man to help him out, and help him out he did, by performing the Heimlich Maneuver, which dislodged the piece of food obstructing the diner’s airway. From Mark Sheldon, Reds beat writer for MLB.com… “I was talking to him and I see it out of the corner of my eye,” Frazier explained. “I said ‘I think that dude is choking over there.’ He was a little obese and there were two women side-by-side trying to give him the Heimlich. [Ludwick] said 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.” The man had eaten a very large bite of steak, apparently. “It was a big fat piece too, it was pretty insane,” Frazier said. “It was a good 30 seconds they were trying at least. “He paid for our lunch, which he didn’t have to do and said thanks a couple of times. It was pretty surreal. I have never done that before.” Bravo to Frazier for having the gumption to get involved and help the man out, instead of waiting for someone else to step up and render assistance.  Put in that situation I doubt that very many other players would perform such a heroic feat…well, at least not without asking for a signing bonus first. [H/T to Redlegs Review]  
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