Found April 22, 2013 on
RELAX! It’s not quite what you may have thought initially.
Yes, Ron Washington has a very long history of drug abuse, but never fear, it was just a cigarette…at least that’s kinda what it appears to be. Washington’s a pretty old school guy so there’s been speculation that the cigarette was hand rolled, hence the irregular look to it.
Tv cameras popped the Texas Rangers manager puffing smoke in the 9th inning of the Rangers blowout (no pun intended) victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday and immediately speculations echoed.
Smoking in the dugout is kind of one of those weird unwritten baseball rules which is permitted so much as you’ve earned a certain seniority–Detroit Tigers skipper Jim Leyland oft smokes in the dugout, but since he’s about 99 years old no one says anything. Same should apply to Ron.
Pretty hilarious clip because of how random it is
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via YouTube Tigers’ skipper Jim Leyland isn’t the only one who likes to light up in the dugout. Thanks to a Michigan smoking ban back in 2010, Leyland has to find another way to fulfill his urge. Rangers manager Ron Washington is more fortunate (if you can call it that). On Sunday the camera caught Wash mid-puff. Our legal team is checking out whether Washington was breaking...
I haven’t seen a MLB coach smoke a cigarette in the dugout for some time, but it has happened and Ron Washington the always fun manager of the Nationals is the culprit. As ‘It’s Always Sunny In Detroit‘ points out, Jim Leyland was the last manager to light up and that was in 2010. No judgement here Ron, just be careful as the kiddos around the world may see this.
The Detroit Tigers welcomed back Jose Valverde Tuesday, six months after the team bid farewell to the closer, signing him to a one-year Major League Baseball deal. Valverde will be the Tigers closer if the they take a lead
The Detroit Tigers have promoted Jose Valverde to the major league roster. In a surprise move, Tigers manager Jim Leyland considered Leyland the teams closer.
Valverde was signed by the Tigers earlier this month after the team denied interest in their former closer.
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