My views/issue on the unsportsmanlike antics Williams and his ilk were known for...evolved into frustration knowing his antics were being rewarded, encouraged by some and silently condoned by the leadership of usssa...
Danny screaming attempts to intimidate would not have been allowed on ANY TEAM HANK BASSETT oversaw...and I doubt Jeff Hague or Brett Helmer would have condoned it either..Hell..Glasscock wouldn’t have allowed it either..especially after he fell under Gentleman Hanks wing.
I would have to assume..in the bible belt of ASA Williams didn’t act like he did in usssa.
My business on this type of player actions has for at least 25 years fallen squarely on the leadership not the player.
As an example..I had a teammate in the Concord City league... he was a good and quiet Kid that decided to do roids for about two years...he ended up raging out and trying to knock out an older pitch in a league game because when my teammate hit a ball back through the box he asked..why didn’t you catch that one?
The the older pitcher said...obviously joking around... “because it was hit too slow and I over reacted”.
The City league director was Danny Brown of USSSA FAME... He ended up being Donny jrs right hand man.
Danny asked me to stop in his office to discuss what happened...
He asked me what happened and what would I do..
I filled him in on everything and told him the kid was roid raging and you need to set an example and suspend him for FIVE YEARS from league.
I told Danny the whole league will hear about this and it will be good for the league.
Danny gave the kid a suspension for the rest of the year..maybe four months.
After the game with the fight I told the player he was wrong to do what he did.
I did not get into the kids face or ever talk about it to him again.... the punishment or in my view lack of punishment made my views a moot point.
That’s more or less how I feel about Williams talking trash all the time...his actions were on the leadership’s shoulders because...they are supposed to
set the example.
now LC22 is your second chance..I answered your questions as honestly as I can.
Are you still not manly enough to answer my five questions to you?
ok...you can count this as your 6th question.. that way... when you cowardly refuse to honestly answer the other questions you can at least be answering this last question with your silence.