September 26, 2014 |
FORMER Phillie Mitch Williams is suing his former employer MLB Network for breach of contract, wrongful termination and defamation, and Gawker Media, the company that owns the sports-news site Deadspin, for defamation, stemming from a story that Deadspin reported about Williams' behavior at his 10-year-old son's baseball tournament. The suit was filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County. "We are aware that Mitch Williams has filed a lawsuit against MLB Network," a spokesman for MLB Network said in a statement.
September 26, 2014 |
Former Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams has filed a lawsuit against MLB Network and Gawker Media, claiming that he was humiliated by allegations that he cursed loudly at his 10-year-old son's Little League baseball game May 10. The details of the alleged incident were posted one day after the game by Deadspin, which Gawker owns. The article said Williams called an umpire a "motherf-" and was subsequently kicked out of the game. Williams' son's team, the Jersey Wild, was playing against the Olney Pirates at Cal Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md. Williams, of Medford, is one of three coaches for the Wild, based in Lumberton.
May 14, 2014 |
FOX 29 will welcome a new face to its evening anchor desk on June 30. Lucy Noland , who was recently at KNBC, in Los Angeles, will join the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Iain Page . Readers of the column will remember I told you that former evening anchor Kerry Barrett , who is on maternity leave with her second child , John Barrett IV , is moving to anchor the morning newscast with Chris Murphy from 4 to 7 a.m., and...
November 5, 2013 |
APPARENTLY MITCH Williams and Lenny Dysktra aren't teeming with love for one another. The former Phillies were attending autograph-signing events at the Granite Run Mall - along with former teammate Darren Daulton - on Saturday when they ran into each other. According to several online reports, Dykstra and Daulton were chatting when Williams walked up. Several Twitter witnesses reported that Dykstra extended his hand to Williams, but that Wild Thing pushed it away. A tweet from @realphillyink reported that "Mitch slapped his [Dykstra's]
August 5, 2013
CURTIN' CALL * Re: Schilling talks Phillies, regrets (Aug. 2): Curt Schilling for all he did good for the Phillies will always be remebered forthe towel over his head in the 1993 World Series. To this day, I can say I was disappointed in the fact he only did that to Mitch Williams. He showed up a teamate and that is not something you do ever and to do it in the World Series is even worse. Curt pitched well as a Phillie and if you can forget the forced trade and the towel he was a good pitcher for the Phillies.
August 2, 2013 |
THE 1993 PHILLIES had a bottle of beer in one hand and a bottle of lightning in the other. They were unshaven and not particularly hygienic, but boy could they play baseball. The season ended with Joe Carter's walkoff home run, but the legacy is the dirt on Lenny Dykstra's chest, John Kruk's ripped pants and Mitch Williams' high-wire acts from the bullpen. "Who's Ugly Now," the Daily News headline wondered after the Phillies had taken care of the pretty-boy Braves to reach the World Series.
June 19, 2013 |
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Despite a recent disagreement with the organization, former Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams says he plans to attend the 20th reunion honoring the 1993 Phillies. In early May, Williams called for Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee to be fired. Several Phillies, including manager Charlie Manuel and Roy Halladay, took exception to the comments. But Williams, who is an analyst for MLB Network, said Monday that his relationship with the organization has not soured.
May 5, 2013 |
Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay denounced critical comments about Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee made by former Phillies reliever and current MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams. In a Friday radio interview on WIP-FM (94.1), Williams said the Phillies need a new pitching coach. "It is not personal," Williams said. "I think these pitchers have to hear something new. " The Phillies have struggled not only in pitching but all facets of the game. They entered Friday 26th in the major leagues with a 4.42 ERA. Halladay, one of the pitchers that Williams suggested hasn't been helped by Dubee, talked to reporters before Friday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Miami Marlins.
August 26, 2011 |
Ryan Howard sometimes only gets 1 day off each month during the regular season, but yesterday afternoon, the Phillies slugger made good use of it. Despite some inclement weather, Howard made a special guest appearance at Glen Mills High School to participate in Powerade's Coach for a Day program hosted by the All-Star Baseball Academy, a private traveling team for local boys. The All-Star first baseman spent the afternoon speaking to kids about how to achieve their childhood aspirations, on and off the field.
July 7, 2011 |
With his Lugz work boots and T-shirt with the sleeves cut off, Mitch Williams looked like a construction guy. Turns out he is. "My father taught me, you never pay someone to do something you can do yourself," the legendary Phillies closer said. Hard to believe, but one of the living symbols of Philadelphia sports history was only a small part of the package when cable's DIY channel came to town to shoot an episode of House Crashers that will be seen in the fall. As crazy construction and reality television swirled all around last week, Wild Thing was anything but. He lent a hand wherever needed, working to transform part of the home of Johnny McDonald, whom the show had decided was one of the world's biggest Phillies fans, into the ultimate baseball spectator environment.