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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

MLB: Mitch Williams proving a ‘wild’ success in second career

That whole squirmy Wayne Twitch-hell appearance of his is quite disconcerting. Then he opens his mouth.

Williams had worked for a couple casinos, MGM and Trump, in Atlantic City, N.J. He had tended his 3 & 2 ranch in Texas, then moved to New Jersey, where he managed a bowling alley and bar. Williams sold a hot sauce of his own creation, Wild Thing Southpaw Salsa. He was pitching coach and manager for the Atlantic City Surf of the independent Atlantic League.

That all changed when Williams was asked to make a one-time appearance on “Daily News Live,” a local sports talk show on Comcast SportsNet.

“And when I walked out after the show, they offered me the full-time pre- and postgame job there in Philly. Just like that,” the 48-year-old said.

...Maybe getting that first chance to show what he could do in the air was a break, but Williams also was prepared to take advantage of it. And he may not be done yet. Williams’ latest project is shopping a television show called “Big City, Big Country.”

“The pilot came out good. It was comical,” he said. “It’s where me and my buddy from Texas go into big cities and basically tell the people of that city what their town used to be like when it was country and was a rural area. And basically how we do things in the country as opposed to how they do them in the city.”



Repoz Posted: February 05, 2013 at 04:52 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: February 05, 2013 at 05:12 PM (#4363416)
I assumed Mitch Williams would be buried with Reg Presley.
   2. phredbird Posted: February 05, 2013 at 06:25 PM (#4363466)
mitch williams is a pompous 'back in my day' blowhard who is excruciating to watch. i wish MLB would get rid of him.
   3. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: February 05, 2013 at 06:51 PM (#4363473)
I wish 'success' were more tightly coupled to 'good'.
   4. eddieot Posted: February 05, 2013 at 07:18 PM (#4363482)
Timely Rusty, timely...
   5. Bob Meta-Meusel Posted: February 05, 2013 at 07:54 PM (#4363494)
I don't know about getting rid of him... I always get a good laugh out of it when he talks about how important that first pitch strike is.
   6. AJMcCringleberry Posted: February 05, 2013 at 08:27 PM (#4363510)
Williams is the worst thing about the MLBN.
   7. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: February 05, 2013 at 08:59 PM (#4363528)
that may be true, but it could be much worse. Did you see what CBS puts out there for its SB studio show talent?
   8. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: February 06, 2013 at 08:09 AM (#4363667)
Well he isn't always wrong. He did pick the A's to do well early in 2012.
   9. Renegade JE (((Jason))), Fermenting Violence Posted: February 06, 2013 at 08:59 AM (#4363683)
If nothing else, give Mitch credit for opining that pitching with a one-run lead in the eighth inning is more difficult than pitching the ninth.
   10. Flounder is the lyrical Jesse Haines. Posted: February 06, 2013 at 09:27 AM (#4363708)
Williams is the worst thing about the MLBN.

Not while Intentional Talk is still on the air.

And yes, Williams is frequently an idiot, but I don't mind him that much for some reason.
   11. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 06, 2013 at 09:31 AM (#4363711)
Just like on the 1993 Phillies, Larry Andersen is far more experienced and effective as a broadcaster but less high-profile.

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