Ron Washington Acknowledges Infidelity, Doesn't Explain Why He Resigned

Ron Washington resigned abruptly as Rangers manager on Sept. 5, with GM Jon Daniels offering only that it was "not drug-related." At a press conference today, Washington offered the tiniest sliver of explanation—and a big red flag that something worse is hanging over his head. » 9/18/14 2:55pm 9/18/14 2:55pm

Ron Washington Resigns As Rangers Manager For "Personal Matter"

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington unexpectedly resigned from his position today, citing the desire to "devote my full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter." » 9/05/14 4:07pm 9/05/14 4:07pm

The Nationals And Rangers Both Challenged The Same Play

A little bit of baseball replay history, and an old-fashioned inexplicable Ron Washington decision, all on a simple stolen base attempt. » 6/02/14 11:08am 6/02/14 11:08am

Ron Washington Once Paid A $200 MLB Fine In Pennies

We missed this on Sunday, but Hardball Talk didn't—Rangers manager Ron Washington, upset over a fairly small fine, might have found the single best CBA loophole when he mailed a box filled with 20,000 pennies to MLB headquarters. » 3/11/14 3:42pm 3/11/14 3:42pm

The Fatally Flawed Rangers Went Out With A Bunt And A Whimper

On August 31, the Rangers were sitting pretty. First in the division, a hefty wild card lead if it came to that, Texas had a 98.12 percent chance of making the playoffs. September was unkind—even with a seven-game winning streak that earned them a one-game playoff, they went 12-16 over the month, getting chased down… » 10/01/13 10:50am 10/01/13 10:50am

Yu Darvish's Arm Is Not A Gun: Why Hard Pitch-Count Limits Are Dumb

In last night's 10-4 victory over the Tigers, Rangers starter Yu Darvish threw 130 pitches. In his previous start, Darvish threw 105 pitches. Six days before that, in a start against the Red Sox, he threw 127 pitches. Should we be freaking out about how many pitches Darvish is throwing? » 5/17/13 4:44pm 5/17/13 4:44pm

Did The Rangers Leave Michael Young's Locker Open Out Of Respect, Or…

Our pal Drew Fairservice at Getting Blanked spotted this bit of weirdness concerning the status of Michael Young's former space in the Texas Rangers' locker room. This morning, baseball writer Bob Nightengale tweeted the following: » 4/05/13 12:29pm 4/05/13 12:29pm

Ron Washington Doesn't Like This One Bit

The offensive juggernaut that is the Texas Rangers found themselves on the other side of the coin last night, falling behind to the White Sox 18-0 before scratching two of their own runs across the plate. Another sub-par performance by Roy Oswalt is only part of the story, as a generally-robust Rangers bullpen let… » 7/04/12 9:00am 7/04/12 9:00am

Ron Washington Told The Rangers To "Motherfuck Golf" In An Expletive…

Hours after losing game 6 in dramatic fashion and moments before sending his team out on the field for a decisive game 7, Ron Washington delivered this expletive and NSFW laden pre-game speech. Audio via Joe Sports Fan. » 11/06/11 4:28pm 11/06/11 4:28pm

The Rangers Should Probably Stop Intentionally Walking Albert Pujols

The Texas Rangers have walked Albert Pujols five times in the first six games of this World Series—all intentionally. Many of these walks are bad ideas! (And not just for the spiritual reasons elucidated of late by Josh Levin and Rob Neyer, among others.) » 10/28/11 7:15pm 10/28/11 7:15pm

Texas Pumpkins Accused Of Racism Over Ron Washington Blackface Costumes

Two Dallas-area pumpkins have caused a stir over their costume choices for local Halloween contests. The pumpkins, one from Irving-based 21st Century Dental (left) and the other a part of the Dawson & Sodd law firm in Corsicana (right), showed up to a statewide "pumpkin contest" dressed in the offending attire. One… » 10/28/11 4:15pm 10/28/11 4:15pm

This Evening: Just In Time For The World Series, The Ron Washington…

Your p.m. roundup for Oct. 19, the day we learned pregnant women don't want to give birth on Halloween. Photo of the (possibly fake?) Washington jack-o-lantern courtesy @lifeguardkyle, via @bigleaguestew. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 10/19/11 7:05pm 10/19/11 7:05pm

Today, The Rangers Gave Ron Washington A Shitty Cadillac For A Not…

"Sugar" Ron Washington, everybody's favorite AL West manager, received the keys to a Cadillac at home plate today. Only it wasn't one of those shiny new Cadillacs that one might receive for managing a team to an AL pennant. The Dallas Observer explains: » 5/26/11 2:20pm 5/26/11 2:20pm

Big And Li'l Wash's Bender Continued On Into The Night

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 11/01/10 9:35am 11/01/10 9:35am

Please Don't Give This Tiny Ron Washington Cocaine For Halloween

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 10/28/10 9:30am 10/28/10 9:30am

Ron Washington Opens Up About Coke, Third Person Use

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington. » 10/06/10 3:30pm 10/06/10 3:30pm

Bode Miller? Never Heard Of Him

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 3/19/10 8:45am 3/19/10 8:45am