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WASHINGTON NATIONALS: Matt Williams keeps cool after getting rear-ended on radio

You can tell a lot about a man by the way he reacts to being rear-ended in his car while doing a radio interview on the way to the ballpark.

Washington Nationals first-year manager Matt Williams showed a lot of restraint and some humor too Wednesday morning when that exact scenario happened to him.

Williams was on with The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan in Washington when he was struck from behind by a car that was being chased by the police on South Capital Street.

Williams was answering a question about shortstop Ian Desmond when a thud was heard on his end of the line.

“Sorry guys, I just had an accident,” Williams said.

Williams went on to describe what was going on, made a joke about it and then went back to answering questions about his baseball club.

“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. I’m almost to the ballpark. He tried to get out of his car and then he got around me and now they’re chasing him,” Williams said.

After making sure Williams was OK, the Sports Junkies radio hosts kept the interview going with some jokes and went back to talking baseball with the skipper.

“That’s the strangest thing I’ve ever been a part of right there,” Williams said.

Here’s audio of the interview, courtesy of The Sports Junkies. The accident occurs at the 8:27 mark.

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