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Sometimes, analysts talk out of their asses. Actually, oftentimes, analysts talk out of their asses. MLB Network's Mitch Williams was doing exactly that when he recently tried to use Brandon McCarthy's horrifying head injury as a teaching tool for "pitching in," essentially assigning blame to McCarthy for a freak moment in time -- one that he's still recovering from.
"If you don't pitch in, this is what's gonna happen." - Mitch Williams, during a clip of @BMcCarthy32's injury last year.
— Heard on MLB Tonight (@HeardOnMLBT) July 11, 2013
First, McCarthy fired back in serious fashion...
.@WildThingMLBN I hope the clip of me nearly dying helped you make one of your asinine points.
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) July 11, 2013
And then he started a whole new Twitter trend...
"If you go to autotrader dot com this is what's gonna happen"- Mitch Williams, talking over a clip of an 8 car pileup
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) July 11, 2013
@BMcCarthy32 "If you build a boat, this is what's gonna happen"- Mitch Williams reviewing some Titanic footage
— Kyle Fielder (@Brave_Chief) July 11, 2013
@BMcCarthy32 "If you fail out of art school this is what happens" -Mitch Williams on the Third Reich
— Ryan M (@Bulbastroyed43) July 11, 2013
@BMcCarthy32 "If you sit down on a toilet, this is what happens." - Mitch Williams. pic.twitter.com/vVJs4K0TGN
— AJ Jones (@justplainaj) July 11, 2013
We'd like to propose a variation of this meme in which we swap the teacher with the example.
How 'bout: If you grow a mullet, this is what's gonna happen...
That still gives me chills.
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It’s never classy to take an unfortunate situation to turn it into your own gain. But the point you are trying to make is don’t be afraid to “pitch inside” and the example you use is Brandon McCarthy’s scary ball-to-the-head line drive that nearly killed him, it’s especially douchey.
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