September 05, 2014

Ron Washington Resigns as Texas Rangers Manager: "Ron Washington informed us today that he has chosen to resign as Rangers manager in order to turn his full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter," general manager Jon Daniels said. "Out of respect for Ron's privacy, the Rangers will leave any comment on the details to him." Washington leaves after eight seasons as the skipper with the most wins in team history with a .521 winning percentage that trails only Billy Hunter. He twice led Rangers teams that won the American League, losing the World Series in 2010 and 2011. His expletive-laden, secretly leaked locker room speech before game 7 in the latter series has become a part of MLB lore.

posted by rcade to baseball at 04:13 PM - 4 comments

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington resigns to address and "off-field personal matter".

Let's hope it isn't drugs, again.

Alternatively...

Billy Beane: It's not that hard to manage a team with that many injuries. Tell'em, Wash.
Ron Washington: It's incredibly hard.

posted by grum@work at 04:19 PM on September 05

The article mentions that it's not drug-related: "While we don't want to touch on any of the specifics, Ron gave us permission to acknowledge this was not drug-related," Daniels said.

posted by hootch at 06:27 PM on September 06

Wow. That's really old school.

posted by rdr at 09:53 PM on September 18

That press conference is profoundly weird.

If Ron Washington thinks he needs to quit his job to save his marriage, I don't question that.

But why was he represented at the press conference by a lawyer experienced in white-collar criminal defense, and why has he hired public-relations and crisis-management consultants?

As a Rangers fan I didn't need Wash apologizing to me for adultery. I don't like him in that way.

I like the idea being floated of Michael Young as his successor.

posted by rcade at 08:26 AM on September 19

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