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His Kids Must Be So Proud

His Kids Must Be So Proud

By Jeff Wagner. CREATED May 13, 2014

Former Major League Baseball pitcher (and current MLB Network analyst) Mitch Williams was tossed from a game the other day after going on a 10-minute profanity laced tirade against an umpire.

Was Williams playing in a minor league game while attempting to make a comback?  Was he managing a minor league team?  No and no.

When Williams went off, he was coaching a team in a baseball tournament in Aberdeen, Maryland for kids 10-years-old and younger. 10-years-old and younger!

It seems that Williams' 10-year-old son was playing in the game and Williams was coaching.  During the game, he was repeatedly heard complaining about calls.  After a close play at the plate which halted a rally, Williams went ballistic.

The still photos from the incident are absolutely amazing - in a "let's watch the train wreck" kind of way

Williams is defending his conduct saying that the umpire acted unprofessionally. Even if true, does this really make a difference?

This is not Williams' first time at the lack of self control rodeo.  A few years ago, he was tossed from a basketball game his daughter was playing in for cursing at a referee.

During the 2 p.m. hour of Tuesday's radio program, we'll discuss whether Williams was justified in his behavior or whether he represents everything that's bad in youth sports today?

Please feel free to shar your thoughts in the Comments section - and be sure to check back later to hear a replay of the segment.

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Jeff Wagner recently completed his 15th year as a talk show host at 620 WTMJ. Jeff's show, which airs Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m., features stories which you might not have heard about elsewhere and emphasizes Jeff's common sense approach to issues.