Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider sprang into action when he saw a woman choke on food while having lunch with her wife near the team’s spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida.
Schneider and his wife, Jess, were at Clear Sky Draft Haus, which is a short drive from the team’s facility, when the woman began choking on a piece of shrimp. Schneider quickly assessed the situation and when no one she was having dinner with began to help her, he intervened.
Schneider began to perform the Heimlich maneuver, and the woman stopped choking.
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«I learned it in sixth grade and hadn’t thought about it since,» Schneider said via MLB.com. «So, I was like, ‘I think I remember how to do this.’ I’m a bigger guy, so I think that helped a little bit. But no, I hadn’t thought about the Heimlich maneuver since Grade 6.»
Although the woman and her friends thanked him at lunch, they did not know who he was.
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That didn’t matter to Schneider, who was just glad things didn’t get worse.
«It’s not like you’re looking for a pat on the back,» he said. “She said thank you and continued with her meal with her friends. We just said, ‘See you later.’ Once again, she wasn’t looking for a big compliment.»
However, the restaurant thought Schneider deserved something for saving one of his customers.
The restaurant manager approached Schneider and thanked him for his services. He also got himself a free beer.
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«I was a little nervous afterwards. So the beer came in handy,» Schneider said.
Schneider knew there would be added pressure on him this year as he embarks on his first full season as manager of the Blue Jays, but not like this.
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He replaced Charlie Montoyo, who was fired midseason in 2022. He earned a three-year contract after leading the Blue Jays to a 46-28 record during the regular season to finish 92-70, good for second in the American League. This. The Blue Jays, however, were unable to get past the Seattle Mariners in the wild card round.