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Monday, May 11, 2020

Why Matt Williams left the A’s to manage a team in Korea

The desire to manage again ate at him. But the outlook for him was not promising.

“I think that anytime you don’t accomplish what you want to accomplish you feel a little bit of an empty belly,” Williams said last week by phone from Deagu, South Korea, where his team was preparing to play the Samsung Lions. “I wanted to give it another try. And it didn’t seem as if there would be an opportunity in the U.S. to do so immediately. anyway.”

Williams talked it over with his wife and children. He talked it over with Melvin and A’s executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane. Beane told him a managerial job in Korea wouldn’t guarantee the same back home.

“I’m fully aware of that,” Williams said. “But this was put out in front of me. I decided to go ahead accept and pour my energy into this. It’s not what I’m used to, but sometimes it’s good for you to be comfortable being uncomfortable.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 11, 2020 at 10:27 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. A triple short of the cycle Posted: May 12, 2020 at 02:52 PM (#5949789)
Ahhh I can still remember Williams with the Giants, and his home run trot. He would quickly hustle around the bases with his head down, like he was embarrassed and wanted to get it over with. Super old school.
   2. jingoist Posted: May 13, 2020 at 09:36 AM (#5949984)
Ahhhh, I can still remember how divided and dysfunctional the Nationals clubhouse was under his regime,
Nobody misses him in Washington, from a baseball standpoint that is.

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