"Scott Ryan Williamson" is a former right-handed relief pitcher. He played for the Cincinnati Reds (1999–2003), Boston Red Sox (2003-), Chicago Cubs (2005–2006), San Diego Padres (2006), and the Baltimore Orioles (2007). After a lightning-fast start: going from college to the major leagues in two years, with just five appearances at the Triple-A level and winning National League Rookie of the Year honors, Williamson's career tailed off in the mid-2000s as he suffered repeated injuries and spent long stretches on the disabled list.

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If I had stayed with him, we probably would've been fine.

If it gives one son or daughter the opportunity to say no, then I'm in favor of it.

It's got to be tough for Dusty and the ball club [to wonder], 'Do you put this guy in there in this situation. We know he's going to have good games and bad games. Is this the time?' ... It's a tough situation. I'm the one throwing the ball. Sometimes you have to put the blame on yourself.

It's pretty exciting, ... It feels good for me that my wife has something other than me and the children to handle now, really something of her own that she can enjoy. I enjoy playing baseball and that's my job, and now she has something, too, that fulfills her life other than the kids and I.

I'm getting beat by the same pitch. It's my slider, ... It used to be my bread and butter. It hasn't come around like I thought it was going to. To come to this level, they make you realize if it's good or not, and right now it's not. All my hits are off that.

There's no excuses for that in my mind. I should still go out there, with a healthy elbow, and get guys out. I'm accustomed to challenging them with a fastball. If it's going to be 91, 92 (mph), then that's what I've got. You can't change your pitching. But it is frustrating.

There's going to be times you're going to erratic with your fastball, times when the curveball is not going to be there.

Sometimes [the elbow] feels powerful and sometimes it doesn't. Usually the days when it doesn't is the days I pitch well. Hopefully it'll feel worse, I guess. It feels as good as can be expected for the time I'm coming back from a major reconstruction.