May 11, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams (9) stands in the dugout against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the Nationals 9-1. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Manager Matt Williams wants no part of mascot Matt Williams (GIF)


It should have been a historic moment when Nationals manager Matt Williams met the Arizona Diamondbacks mascot version of himself from when he played with the D-backs back in 1998-2003.

But history got derailed when the real Matt told the mascot Matt to go perform his mascot antics somewhere else.


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Matt Williams knows how to have a good time away from the ball park, as he proved with his deadpan comedy stylings during the infamous hit-and-run radio appearance.

But when the game is on, Matt Williams is all business. So don’t be bringing your mascot nonsense around Matt Williams.

It doesn’t matter that the mascot in question is actually a tribute to Matt. Game time is game time.

That time is sacred to flesh-and-blood Matt Williams. Foam-headed Matt Williams needs to respect that from now on.

If mascot Matt Williams can’t keep his distance during business hours, real Matt Williams might have to grab a bat and do a Randall Simon job on his mascot double.

Message received.


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