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Giants called Jerome Williams 'Jeremy'

Posted on: September 5, 2011 10:59 pm
Edited on: September 5, 2011 10:59 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

This season, Angels pitcher Jerome Williams re-emerged in the big leagues for the first time since 2007. He's thrown 17 2/3 innings for the contending Angels and is a pretty good story. It's possible the Angels actually know his real name, too, which would set them apart from the 2003-2004 Giants.

You see, the Giants actually thought his name was "Jeremy." Being that it started when Williams was a rookie in 2003, he was too bashful to point out the error, so it continued for two seasons.

"I just rolled with it. I was a rookie and I didn’t want to tell anybody cause I was scared," Williams told Angels Blog, noting that "everybody" called him Jeremy.

He later rectified the situation by telling pitching coach Dave Righetti what his actual first name was.

“I just told Righetti one day. I’m doing a bucket, and I’m like Rags, we need to talk about something," Williams said to Angels Blog. "He’s like, ‘What?’ Ummmm. What’s my name? He’s like, ‘Jeremy.’ Ummmm. No. It’s not, actually.  It’s actually Jerome. He’s like, ‘so for a couple years I’ve been calling you Jeremy and it’s not even your name? Why didn’t you correct me?’ I told him the same: I was scared. ‘What were you scared about?’ I don’t know. And he slapped me.

It's interesting that the Angels are involved in a story like this -- though this time on the right end -- because they erroneously called Kendrys Morales "Kendry" for years until he spoke up this past offseason.

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Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2011 7:21 am
 

Giants called Jerome Williams 'Jeremy'

This is the "Eye on Baseball" story.  Great.

This sounds like a terminal case of stupidity to me... for all involved.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Giants called Jerome Williams 'Jeremy'

zing...



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2011 10:12 am
 

Giants called Jerome Williams 'Jeremy'

im suprised some asshole aint on here claiming it to be race


Exactly no one here has made it a race issue, until you brought it up. So technically speaking you are the asshole.



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2011 8:01 am
 

Giants called Jerome Williams 'Jeremy'

im suprised some asshole aint on here claiming it to be race



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2011 1:12 am
 

Giants called Jerome Williams 'Jeremy'

 Sports news a lil slow this week? Wow...



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 12:03 am
 

Giants called Jerome Williams 'Jeremy'

um..ooookaaaaaaay!


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