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Ron Washington: Rangers manager

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spnited, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. spnited

    spnited Active Member

  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Sign of the times that I and some others may find refreshing: Hardly any mention anywhere (TV, radio, print) that Washington is the Rangers' first African-American manager.

    One sign that race should no longer matter (and never did in the first place) if you are a good coach / manager.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Washington's name popped up for a couple of jobs. You have to wonder what Billy Beane was thinking by letting him get away.
  4. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    1) Expect the Rangers to start bunting a lot.

    2) Expect some of the hilariously profane managerial scrums in baseball history, or at least since Lee Elia.
  5. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    I'm sure I've posted it here before (and I will again later, if folks want), but Washington pulled off my favorite managerial move of all time while with the Capital City Bombers (would have been 1993, I'm guessing).

    And while I don't have the time to give you the full story here, I'll give you the particulars:

    -- Mid-game abduction of first base.
    -- Holding of said base hostage in a locked equipment room.
    -- Painting of said base day-glo orange.
  6. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    It didn't matter who the Rangers hired: they fired Buck Showalter, so they are guaranteed to win the World Series this year. Just ask the Yanks and DBacks.
  7. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    Greatest Ron Washington quote of all-time:

    Ron Washington on bunting for a basehit:
    "Bottom line, son, you gotta get that bitch down and run like a motherfucker.”
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That Washington wanted a.) more than $4.50 an hour to manage and b.) wasn't willing to spend every minute glorifying Beane's very existence?
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    You might be on to something there.
  10. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Good for Washington. Good for the Rangers. I know he's had a lot on his mind in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and this is good news for him and his family.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Plus, in all seriousness, Washington has been there a while and is popular among players. It'll be tougher for Beane to bully someone who has the respect of the locker room. That's probably the mistake he thinks he made with Macha.
  12. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    I heard Ron Washington is kind of a big deal... his dugouts smell of rich mahogany.
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