Thursday, August 19, 2004
But, I did happen to glance at the Olympic baseball results this morning to see that the Hanshin Tigers' closer Jeff Williams helped Australia down Japan 9–4 with only 1 hit over 3 innings [ Baseball America | Daily Yomiuri | The Age | Box Score ]. The Tigers may be nine games back and at the bottom of the Central League, but Williams (who played college ball in my hometown in Louisiana) is one of the top closers in the Central League.
He's 32 now and unlikely to end up back with a MLB team at this point in his career, but there's still time, and I wouldn't mind seeing him with a B on his cap in the near future ... (Plus, based on this interview, the Ōsaka press has probably prepped Willo nicely for the Boston media.)
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