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Ron Washington's Game 7 pregame speech leaked

Posted on: November 6, 2011 3:08 pm
Edited on: November 6, 2011 3:12 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

You ever want to be in a clubhouse before Game 7 of the World Series? Well, the website JoeSportsFan.com has you covered, as they were able to get an audio recording of Rangers manager Ron Washington's pre game speech to his team.

Warning -- there is quite a bit of explicit language, do not click if you're easily (or even moderately) offended by bad language, including the F word and several other naughty words.

Things didn't turn out like Washington or his team wanted, but you can see why his players like him. I'm sure some fans -- especially Cardinals fans -- will take issue with things he said, but keep in mind this is supposed to be private and between just the players and coaches, it's not supposed to be for public consumption, even if now the public is consuming it.

H/T: @drewsilv 

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Comments

Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 11:19 am
 

Ron Washington's Game 7 pregame speech leaked

I'll bet Tony La Russa, an educated man with a law degree, had something different to say to the Cardinals.  It’s unfortunate a member of the Ranger organization leaked the speech.  The speech was uninspiring and Ron Washington's choice of words will affect the young and impressionable ball players.

I think the Rangers will let him go, not only for this, but for other reasons as well.





Since: Jun 4, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 9:16 am
 

Ron Washington's Game 7 pregame speech leaked

these are all grown men. they have heard this kind of talk before. what is more suprising to me is all the comments concerning ron's past drug use. the term "crackhead" used to discribe him is classless. it seems to me that some of you "experts" need lessons in civillity. or could this be about the mans race? what a bunch of idiots you all are. you should try moving out of your moms basement and join the rest of us in the real world.




Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 6:26 am
 

Ron Washington's Game 7 pregame speech leaked

I could care less that he's cursing. For a word to be dubbed as 'bad' is rediculous to me. But he continously uses the F word for no other purpose than to use it. There's no context. He just keeps saying it for no reason, like a child who thinks he's tough and repeats it over and over for no reason other than the taboo. There's really no other way to put it. He's a child in 60 year old crackheads body. How this imbasil is in charge of a $92 million roster is beyond me.



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2011 11:01 pm
 

Ron Washington's Game 7 pregame speech leaked

An occasional cuss word is expected in any sport, especially when your fired up. But I can't believe how unprofessional Washington sounds talking to his team. This sounds like someone down in the 'hood shootin the stuff with his drug buddies. It does not sound like a professional or a leader. No class at all. 



Since: Jul 30, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Ron Washington's Game 7 pregame speech leaked

Great speech for one reason and one reason only:  he kept his players loose.  Game 7, biggest game of their lives, and they are laughing and staying loose.  That's all a manager should be measured on.  I heard Kevin Millar say the Sox players were taking shots before 2004 game 7 to stay loose and ease their nerves.  No shots needed with these guys.  



Since: Nov 7, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Ron Washington's Game 7 pregame speech leaked

31 year Cardinals Season Ticketholder here.  I don't like the language personally, but what a spectacular glance into the team mindset!
I like to think that fans (fanatics) are one of the greatest things about sports.  Can there be any doubt in our minds that Ron Washington is a fan of his team of professionals?  It just makes me smile and think about how great a game is baseball and that a 3-peat is a tantalizing storyline for the 2012 season.  I can't wait! Cool



Since: Nov 7, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Ron Washington's Game 7 pregame speech leaked

This is sad there no reason he has to talk that way.So people may say it's ok but it's not. no class at all 
makes you wonder where the Rangers stand on this.>>>>>>>&g
t;>>> 



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Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 10:35 am
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Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2011 7:04 am
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Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 4:44 am
 

Ron Washington's Game 7 pregame speech leaked

It's not exactly poetic or something to show to young kids playing baseball, but it seems like the Rangers were loose and relaxed going into Game 7 (maybe that's why they got 2 runs right off the bat in the 1st) and not scared of what happened the night before, even though it had to feel like destiny was against them and on St. Louis' side. I'm also glad to hear them fired up about Chris Carpenter, who showed no class (getting in touch with his small-town New England roots I suppose) with his on-field actions in Game 5. Personally I was happy for the Cardinals team except for Carpenter because of his attitude. Anyways, back to this speech, I think it was pretty funny and also showed he stayed true to his personality under adverse circumstances.


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