You can almost hear Kenny Williams' internal monologue as Sam Ryan asked Courtney Hawkins to do a backflip shortly after Chicago drafted the Texas prep outfielder 13th overall Monday night:
"Backflip? Say you're not going to do a backflip. Someone please tell me he's not actually going to do a backflip. Uh oh. Oh boy. NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! OK. OK. He's OK. Nice landing, by the way."
So when Willams got Hawkins on the phone, priority No. 1 was welcoming him to the White Sox family. And priority No. 1A was putting the kibosh on any more amateur gymnastics.