‘It’s the Best Gig In the World’: New Canaan’s Doug Williams Shines in TV Spotlight

Growing up in New Canaan there was nothing Doug Williams enjoyed more than playing baseball at Mead Park. “That feeling was just the best in the world for me,” Williams recalled on a recent afternoon when asked to name a significant childhood memory of New Canaan. “Weekdays or weekends, spring or summertime, it didn’t matter when I played, I just loved playing there. The nice weather, my family cheering me on from the stands, and getting food with them after the game there—I remember it all so well.” And during those games at Mead, Williams dreamed of a time when he would be able to share his enthusiasm and passion for baseball with an audience larger than the stands at Mead could hold.