Mets general manager Sandy Alderson collapsed during a press conference at Citi Field today to announce the team had agreed to a two-year extension with manager Terry Collins. Alderson also fielded questions about the team's near-term future and offseason plans, and during the Q&A, he fainted. He got up shortly thereafter and quipped, "where were we?"
According to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, Alderson "was standing in a group of reporters when he suddenly went quiet and began to fall." The question-answer session came to an abrupt end, but Alderson left under his own power and was checked out by team trainers. Alderson apparently had not eaten breakfast and felt lightheaded.
Next season will be Alderson's sixth as the Mets' general manager. After a fourteen-year reign as GM of the Oakland Athletics, Alderson served as president of the A's organization, Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball, and CEO of the San Diego Padres.