SportsMets Sandy Alderson, Mets general manager, collapses during news conference New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson answers questions at a press conference at Citi Field on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke By ANTHONY RIEBER email@example.com November 4, 2015 12:11 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Mets general manager Sandy Alderson collapsed and appeared to faint during a news conference at Citi Field on Wednesday. Alderson, who was announcing a contract extension for manager Terry Collins, fell to the ground while answering questions from reporters. He was down for about 30 seconds. Alderson, who turns 68 on Nov. 22, was able to get up and after sitting in a chair quipped, “OK, where were we?” before walking out of the interview room under his own power. Alderson had been standing on a platform and answering questions for about 13 minutes when he collapsed. After leaving the interview room, Alderson was examined by the Mets training staff and was "fine," a team spokesman said. Alderson didn't have breakfast before the news conference and felt lightheaded, the spokesman said. The expectation was he would see a doctor. By ANTHONY RIEBER firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.