Rangers Slump Doesn’t Bother Ron Washington

Rangers_Ron_Washington_2013ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Manager Ron Washington, whose Texas Rangers had lost seven games in a row before beating the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, isn’t afraid that the slump will cost him his job.

“I’m not going to give that any legs,” Washington said, regarding talk that he was looking over his shoulder. “Let the people who put that out there answer it. I never said one thing about fearing for my job.

“I’m steadfast in what my job is on this ballclub, and that’s to be the best manager for this organization and back my players, back my coaches and back the organization. I want to be the best manager possible, and that hasn’t changed.”

Source: Todd Wills, ESPN Dallas