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Dan Patrick talks with former Phillies closer Mitch Williams.
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Mitch Williams Major League Baseball network analyst where you superstitious. No not at all and that point not to the point February -- -- for twelve days you can only tournament I don't want. What if you were lights out her. 33 days you change anything. No it you know and then I've always thought of superstitions. As an excuse. And if He didn't jump and India you're superstitious about compliment you had something to fall back on as an excuse. Well I didn't do what I know. I did that I before. And I did and believing it. That I played with some some of the most superstitious people are in my life. Who was really goofy. Well Lenny Dykstra was or. Did He struck out first to bet he'd come grows old uniform more in between and and I may be made. He used to get some of the best would. Of anybody I ever saw from bat company. And He got in order bats that one time and you look at madam. And you -- down Adam. And throw a mythical about kind of I can't -- -- my name's cricket. I mean literally. Well you had a cast of characters are with the Phillies those are odd I would probably admit they were odd to Begin with and then you add a couple of those superstitions in there. Yeah so yeah I've played with superstitious guy that I never was one of them. I had a routine but it looked and and superstitions. What about Curt Schilling. Superstitious. You know I don't know whose superstitions. I think -- -- -- thinking wanted to eat before every game. And -- and maybe during every. I also Randy Johnson when He wasn't pitching was actually pleasant got to be around. But on game day. Yeah you don't wanna talk to imperiling and I understand about Randy. You are supposed to avoid him and there are guys that were like that. Well you didn't make eye contact with him. Well I played with Dave Hollins to third baseman and he's the same way I got. You we're in Cincinnati one night before the game and may have Larry Andersen and I told Larry Anderson and David lasted jokes. In the clubhouse and they've fallen through -- walker. Should think about the game. So I look at LA and western united you have bought his computer and get really ugly -- digital -- of and I'll walk over and I've had my -- start and bring in a half hour apart start now be borne out go play your game mentally my game alone. I'm generally needed drove right in the face. And it looked good minutes at Boca. And never getting hit by a team. I don't know. Did you ever get a team. -- Never never had a teammate never got hit by a teammate. Pretty well why aren't your teammate -- what -- saying. He's Mitch Williams Major League Baseball network analyst joining us and Dan Patrick show. Tampa Bay race they can race of this with the Red Sox how nervous would you be if you're the Red Sox. Very. Let tonight I thought and it finally killed it banned for me I literally thought that the race for us -- great chance. Until they went to Baltimore and blew those two opportunities and blue on a chance to cut it to two. And then bought the lost again and Tampa lost the second one to Baltimore. So I think at last on the air that I gave them 30% chance. Come back and win. And the other thing was that decades. Ago well us. That that would change come that they the rate would have no chance of beating Lester and Beckett. In that series to sweep. And it -- into the -- that game last night I would accept it was over but now. I still think they got a can't take three out of four. Who's the best team in America elect. Right now probably be Troy. But are you sold on Detroit. When you get into that five game series to open up -- playoffs. Yeah because you have -- Verlander -- So we go seven then all of a sudden you exposed that rotation a little bit more and their closer. I am at and they have a good team but because it's Detroit we focus on Boston and we focus on the Yankees. Even Texas with what they did last year what they've done this year it just seems that we're we're forgetting these teams at that proverbial ease coast biased. Well I'm not forget taxes I I can tell you that right now there is no starting pitcher. That wants to face that lineup. That lineup has pop one through nine. And believe me there is a starting pitcher that jump on lines and a lot of -- trying to. But can they hold on the Angels. That's the problem -- and I think they will and the thing about the reason I think that is. All year long. The Texas Rangers have -- at one point Seattle get to within two and a half. The Angels get to within two and a half and every time someone has gotten to within 22 and a half the Rangers to beat them back. So I think that's going to be the case now a big step up when they have to. If the Phillies don't make the World Series. But it doesn't. But our go one better if they don't when it. It's a complete bust. If I gave me the Phillies and yankees or the rest of the field. I'll pick who -- update until. Does the Phillies doing -- the Yankees. Yeah I don't need the Yankees and now I know people are gonna say I'm a homer and all that. I'm going to -- bully -- -- say that when they start when their organization starts to fade and I think I'll be the first on the but when you look at that starting rotation. And people overlook what their bullpen has done this year. And their bullpen is well rested. You're not talking about guys that are sitting out there like the Atlanta Braves bullpen and centers and and those guys. That have been run out there -- 75 and eighty times this year you're talking about a bullpen that can. 3040 innings Max. That will be fresh when the post season gets there and they've done a tremendous job the job the start of done. I mean this guy gives up I hit a -- I hit every two and a half inning. And to have a left hander they can net -- get right handers out. Right handers have a hundred -- off him. That's a luxury for Charlie Manuel so I think that totally open get overlooked because of the job there -- rotation does. -- before I let go Prince Fielder He explained to me what was the even the method behind the madness of saying this is probably why even bring attention to. -- his contract and his future. I'll get a repetitive stand and I'm a part of the media now. First someone. Prince Fielder didn't just bring that up. The had to be asked the question. That the media guy. They you -- match you don't have to answer it you did a must -- situation. Day in that situation what He said I have no problem left. Because He didn't the reason I -- that. Okay US may want -- you read the media and asked me LB Prince Fielder. Well now wouldn't want me actually record yeah. Do you think you'll be back here in. 2012. You know what I I yeah I why would not be on the part of a great team and I love it we got young guys there's a nucleus here too I think -- you know a a long run may be a dynasty here. But it won't be unemployed now there. If you're looking at it from a logical point of view. And brand has said this if you had changed. What He has said. From spring training to now I have a problem whether it. He would never waiver. But yeah you don't. Had they -- competitive they intend not bringing him back. Okay but that doesn't mean that you don't make this a point that's gonna be brought up now through the rest of the season and the postseason. You know that that I remove yourself from that my life situation you had goes. You don't want people ask you about your relationship with Schilling -- have a muscle Weis situation did yeah. What you there's no way to handle it yeah thankfully I have a much bigger problem on the French comment. For me you look at the year he's part of and what he's done this guy goes. To bat every night. I don't have that big -- problem what K rod had an effect. We were really all. I know to be shut up you know -- Britton guy you don't like your role which. Yeah I did what you wanna be a closer on a fourth place team in New York our setup guy. On up first place team on a really good with a chance that go really deep in the playoffs and you're gonna come out and line. Right now and I hit the other night in America and honestly have one thing to say about that whack. Here. Free agent at the end of the year and you did you have shown every game you don't care about winning. You care about you or save totals. John -- heard and not blown a save in 39 opportunities. I'm -- remedy. There is no way in the world I'm handing the ball to anyone else I'm sorry I don't care about K rod feeling. And when -- He said they lied to Romania. -- would be getting paid can't do you know if expert and run out here three or four days in a row and are happy to be a fifth save opportunity may get champ -- game. If not. You're not going to be the closer. I'd have a meant much bigger problem -- it -- what princess. It it is what. Thank you manage it.