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Halladay fires back at Mitch Williams

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay was critical of former Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams, who suggested Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee should be fired.

Williams, now an analyst for MLB Network, said on WIP radio in Philadelphia that Dubee should have seen Halladay's mechanical flaws and that the Phillies should find a new pitching coach.

When asked for to respond to Williams' comments, Halladay said, according to, "Coming from the mechanical wonder, yeah, I strong disagree. To come from a guy who's not around, who's not involved. He's not involved in the conversations ... honestly has no idea what's going on. He really doesn't. He has no idea what's going on in the clubhouse, on the field between coaches and players. To make comments like that, it's completely out of line. It really is. Rich Dubee, when I first came over, he taught me a change up. If I hadn't had that coming over here I wouldn't have had the success I've had over here. Especially dealing with the injuries I've dealt with, if I didn't have that pitch, if I didn't have him working with me, I really would have been in a lot of trouble. In my opinion, it's a statement that I feel like he needs to make amends for. I really do. There's very few pitching coaches that I respect more than Rich Dubee."

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