WASHINGTON - Deadspin is reporting that MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams was thrown out of a youth baseball game in Maryland Saturday.
Williams was coaching his son's 10U Jersey Wild team, which was playing in a Ripken Baseball tournament.
Parents who attended the game tell Deadspin that Williams complained about calls through the game, cursed at the umpires and went nose-to-nose with one of the umps at one point during the game. Williams had to be physically separated from the referee, according to Deadspin.
Williams tweeted Sunday morning that the ump threatened him and it was the umpire who was out of control. He also says he was embarrassed and that he planned to speak with Ripken Baseball.
@HitMeSEO to set the record straight. I was thrown out for laughing at a call.then the threatened to fight me.said pick a time and place.— Mitch Williams (@WildThingMLBN) May 11, 2014
@HitMeSEO I was just as embarrassed.as I donate all my time.and I started this team so parents don't have to pay $3,500 for their son 2 play— Mitch Williams (@WildThingMLBN) May 11, 2014
@MatthewVeasey the Ripken folks did all the checking on what actually happened. It is hard to believe the stuff people make up.its stupid!— Mitch Williams (@WildThingMLBN) May 12, 2014
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