Matt Williams is 18-14, entering Wednesday, in his first season as Nats manager. (G Fiume/Getty Images)
Nationals manager Matt Williams was on his way to the ballpark for Washington's day game against the visiting Dodgers on Wednesday morning, when he had to interrupt his radio interview on 106.7 The Fan in D.C. because he was rear-ended by a car that was involved in a police chase.
The 48-year-old Williams remained calm throughout the incident and even went back to answering baseball questions only moments after someone smacked into his Chevy Tahoe.
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"Sorry guys, I just had an accident," said Williams, calmly. "I've got a police officer behind me. This guy's gonna try to escape. The guy's running. He just ran right into the back of me. I just got rear-ended by a guy in a car. Hold on. This guy's crashing into people. "I'm good," he later added. "There was a police car behind me, and a guy in a car, and he tried to get by me, and he just smoked me."
The beginning of Wednesday's game was delayed by rain, so Williams wasn't late. But he didn't seem too concerned about that.
"They don't care about me," he joked. "That's the strangest thing I've ever been a part of right there."SI WIRE: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters to have elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews