Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mitch Williams is not smart

By Jeff

Former World Series-losing pitcher Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams is kind of an idiot, yet he has a job as a baseball analyst. It doesn't make sense, but we have to live with it.

The latest example of Williams' lack of intelligence occurred Wednesday Night on MLB Network. "Wild Thing" was telling viewers that pitchers should throw in on Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. That actually made sense. Then he went on to say that if pitchers don't throw in then they will be struck in the head with line drives. That led to a clip of Brandon McCarthy's injury last season that almost killed him.

I don't really understand how not brushing back players results in more line drives at pitchers. And neither does McCarthy. He took umbrage to Williams' statement and started an awesome Twitter assault on Williams.

You can read about it here. I'm surprised McCarthy didn't include this video in a tweet or two...

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