Mitch Williams To Host Phillies Pre-Game Show On WPHT
March 5, 2008 at 9:57 AM (PT)
Former PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES relief pitcher MITCH WILLIAMS will host a pre-game show before PHILLIES regular season and postseason game broadcasts MONDAYS through THURSDAYS on the team's flagship, CBS Talk WPHT-A (THE BIG TALKER)/PHILADELPHIA this season. WILLIAMS, a regular on WPHT's sister Sports WIP-A morning show, will host "THE WILD PITCH WITH MITCH WILLIAMS" 60 minutes before every game MONDAYS through THURSDAYS.
The "WILD THING" is infamous for serving up the 1993 WORLD SERIES-ending home run to JOE CARTER in TORONTO but has become popular as a commentator (with WIP and COMCAST SPORTSNET, roles he will continue) and salsa maker in the DELAWARE VALLEY since his retirement.
"The choice of MITCH to host our pre-game show was easy," said WPHT and WIP VP/GM MARC RAYFIELD. "He’s quick witted and unapologetically honest – exactly what Philadelphians expect from the people who cover the local teams."
"I am thrilled to have this opportunity," added WILLIAMS. "This team is poised for great things. I look forward to breaking down the games and having some fun with callers every night."