Found December 11, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- During the course of his 17-year major league career as a third baseman for the Giants, Indians and Diamondbacks, new Washington Nationals’ manager Matt Williams hit 378 home runs. After his fantastic media press conference on Tuesday afternoon at the Winter Meetings at the Swan and Dolphin Resort, let’s make it 379. The 48-year old former slugger knocked that sucker out of the park, displaying a firm commitment to his managerial philosophy, a sense of humor and a great understanding for the team’s 2014 needs and pressures during a presser which felt almost like a mini-strategy session. Despite minimal managerial experience (he served as the interim manager of the AA Mobile BayBears for two months in 2007 and managed the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League last year), the Nationals’ hired Williams as the club’s fifth manager following his stint as first and third-base coach for the Diamondbacks from 2010-2013. Williams inherits a team that und...
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