The T-shirt was sent to Schwarber from Carrabis, and he expanded on it a bit after Monday’s win.
“Waltham, I guess that’s where I’m from according to people from Boston. I guess Middletown, Ohio, is not a real place anymore,” Schwarber joked with reporters, as transcribed by ASAP Sports. “No, I got it — I think Carrabis got it. Sent it into the locker room. I think the first time I saw it was either him or MLB posted something, and everyone was asking me, ‘What’s Kyle from Waltham?’ I’m, like, ‘What?’ I’m like, ‘I’m from Middletown, Ohio.’
“I guess my hometown is Waltham now. So go Hawks.”
What made the press conference even better was that Schwarber was pronouncing the Massachusetts city as “Walt-ham,” and Christian Arroyo took notice.
“They’re going to have field day with that one,” Arroyo told reporters. “Walt-ham, they’re going to have a field day with that.”