Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 1/5/11

12 Jul 1999: Ted Williams the Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer throws out the first pitch as he stands next to Tony Gwynn of the National League Team is in action during the 1999 MLB All-Star Game against the American League Team at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The American League Team defeated the National League Team 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr /Allsport

Ted Williams, the homeless man who’s dilemma went viral recently (including right here on MSF) due to his made-for-radio voice and engaging personality got a win today.

As reported earlier today by Darren Rovell, Williams was hired by the Cleveland Cavaliers after members of their front office viewed the video in which he displayed his talents by the side of a Columbus area highway for spare change from passing motorists.

It is unclear what his role will be with the team.

Williams will likely start by coming off the bench at shooting guard or small forward.  He might also be tabbed as a possible replacement for Anthony Parker in the starting lineup.  Parker is averaging 9.2 points and and 2.7 assists this season while shooting 38% from the field in 30 minutes a game. He has also boasts a 1-23 lifetime record in one-one-one games against his younger sister, Candace Parker.

Oh, wait…apparently Williams will be working in some kind of announcing capacity for the team, despite his obvious ability to improve the Cavs’ play on the floor (and I say this having never seen him play).

All joking aside, congrats to Ted. He seems like a well-meaning guy who fell on some hard times, admittedly by his own doing, and now just wants to make good on his second chance. All of us here at MSF wish him well in doing so.


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