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Blue Jays Manager Saved A Life Over The Weekend

Interim Manager John Schneider #14 of the Toronto Blue Jays looks on from the dugout against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning in game two of the American League Wild Card Series at Rogers Centre on October 08, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario.
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There is not a single, definitive answer when we are faced with the question: “What’s our mission in life?”.

Is it to be happy?

Is it to leave a mark on our respective fields?

Is it helping others?

Well, if it’s the latter, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider certainly did his part in recent days.

Blue Jays insider Hazel Mae told a fascinating story about how Schneider saved a woman’s life.

“Manager John Schneider was out at lunch with his wife, when a woman at another table was choking and couldn’t breathe. Schneider rushed to her aid, performed the Heimlich maneuver, and saved her. Just another day in the life…” she tweeted.


That’s the kind of wholesome content we needed to start off the week on the right foot.

And they say baseball can’t save lives!

All kidding aside, Schneider’s actions are both a reminder of his quality as a person and about how useful learning the Heimlich maneuver is.

You don’t know when that knowledge will become necessary, and for the Jays skipper, it happened while having lunch with his wife at a restaurant.

Schneider, who was a catcher in the Blue Jays organization for six years, became the interim coach on July 13, when they fired Charlie Montoyo.

He became the full-time manager on October 21, and got a nice three-year extension with an option for a fourth year.

In the regular season, he righted the ship and achieved an impressive 46-28 record, although his team was swept in the Wild Card round.

Still, the front office is confident in his work.

They should also be confident in what kind of man he is.

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