Mitch Williams Takes Leave of Absence from MLB Network
Mitch Williams used to pitch more than a few times per week in his MLB playing days.
Now as an analyst, he's going to have more than a few days off.
According to MLB Network, Williams is taking a 'leave of absence' after reports surfaced of his wild weekend at a youth softball tournament in Maryland.
A spokesperson for MLB Network told New York Daily News:
“Mitch Williams has decided to take a leave of absence from his role at MLB Network at this time. We are continuing to look into the matter.”
It is not yet known as to what will happen to his employment at MLB Network, he's been a longstanding member of the network since 2009.
Shortly after the Daily News article, Williams took to Twitter to apologize:
The former Phillies closer has stayed local ever since giving up a Joe Carter blast in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series, even pitching for the Atlantic City Surf in 2001 and managing the team years after.
In 2013, Williams reportedly got into an argument with Lenny Dykstra at an autograph signing.