Found March 18, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
Los Angeles Times columnist TJ Simers recently suffered what he called a “mini-stroke” while in Arizona to cover spring training, and he apparently can thank the Los Angeles Dodgers for helping to save him. Simers, who is known for his humor, negativity, and confrontational style, revealed the news in a column that featured his usual amounts of sarcasm. As best as I could tell while deciphering fact from sarcasm, Simers fell multiple times getting out of bed. He says he then fell off the toilet, but later managed to climb back to bed. He called his LA Times colleague Dylan Hernandez to inform him he wouldn’t be able to cover spring training that day. Hernandez called the Dodgers, who sent over a trainer who took the writer to the emergency room. Simers must have recovered well from his mini-stroke because he was able to write his usual witty column with only one day between published items; his previous column was on Mar. 16. Simers says Dodgers GM Ned Colletti even came to visit...
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