Nationals Manager Matt Williams Rear-Ended During Radio Interview

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMay 7, 2014

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Being involved in an accident seems like a valid reason to end an interview early, but Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams isn't one to panic.

Williams decided to drive to Nationals Park during a live radio appearance on The Sports Junkies via 106.7 The Fan.

Unfortunately for him, things took a crazy turn.

The 48-year-old was involved in a hit-and-run, but it was no ordinary accident. According to the manager, the car that hit him was involved in a police chase.

The interview, which can be heard via The Washington Post's DC Sports Bog on SoundCloud, is pretty wild.

Instead of freaking out, Williams continued on with the interview like nothing happened. The Junkies made sure he was fine before continuing the interview.

Here's a little bit of the interview, via The Washington Post's Dan Steinberg:

Yeah. I’m good. There was a police car behind me and a guy in a car and he tried to get by me and he just smoked me. I’m almost to the ballpark. He tried to get out of his car and then he got around me [in his car] and now they’re chasing him.


So what about baseball?

Once they were done discussing what had just happened, it was back to baseball. That's commitment.

The radio station was blown away by Williams' calmness: 

With poise like that, Williams should be able to help the Nationals through any tough situations during games.


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