When Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams was mistaken for Bryce Harper while dining at a restaurant in San Diego, he decided to have a little fun with it.
Our waiter tonight thought I was Bryce Harper so of course I played along and told him I was signing with the Yankees. He was very happy because he was from the Bronx.— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) December 28, 2018
In an interview with MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM, Williams said the mistaken identity occurred by a waiter who was excited to see him in the restaurant.
When someone with the power to give you free food asks you if you're Bryce Harper, you say YES.#Pirates SP Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) tells the story of being mistaken for the wrong bearded Major League Baseball player last night: pic.twitter.com/ubvopGkCYX— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) December 28, 2018
The waiter, who mistook Williams as Harper, told him, "Bryce Harper's in the house, we need to offer you our finest food."
I didn't know if he was serious or not," Williams said. "I get mistaken for Bryce Harper a lot. Not like full mistaken, but the profiles of our faces I guess look similar. I don't know, I think I look a lot like myself and not somebody else.
Williams decided to play along. He told the waiter he was in town to speak with the Padres.
The waiter said he was originally from the Bronx and told Williams not to sign with the Padres and to sign with the Yankees instead. After a short conversation, Williams told him he had convinced him to sign with the Yankees.
I don't know if he was serious," Williams said. "Obviously when he got the bill, he saw I wasn't Bryce Harper.
Harper is no stranger to Williams, however. Harper is 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and two walks against Williams in his career.
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