SURPRISE, Ariz. Ever fixated on the present, Ned Yost doesnt linger on his near-death experience before last season when he fell some 20 feet from a tree stand in a freak accident.
So when the moment creeps into his sleep and Yost hears that ssssst sound that preceded the plunge that left him with a broken pelvis and internal bleeding and being helicoptered to trauma doctors who saved his life, he simply tells himself, OK, stop, to scold it out of his mind.
To further put it behind him, he also thought it worth having his son, also named Ned, cut down the dangling safety straps which had failed on the tree at his Georgia farm.
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