Like most Texas Rangers fans, manager Ron Washington has asked himself ”What if?” since coming so close to winning the World Series.
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But Washington says playing in the World Series two years in a row can never become a negative. He says the bad ending won’t send the Rangers spiraling down.
Washington was at Rangers Ballpark on Friday, three weeks after the Game 7 loss in St. Louis. Texas was twice within one strike of clinching the title in Game 6 before losing.
The clubhouse speech Washington made before Game 7 was secretly recorded and released on a website. The six-minute profanity-filled recording included the manager encouraging and laughing with his players.
Washington says people got a chance to see behind closed doors. He says the speech was all positive.