Show of support for Ron Washington

Team president and co-owner Nolan Ryan, along with bench coach Jackie Moore and pitching coach Mike Maddux, flew to New Orleans last week to support manager Ron Washington at his mother’s funeral.

She died following a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Washington talked several times the past few months about the influence his mother had on him and how important she was in his life.

Washington spends most of the offseason in New Orleans, but will return to Dallas for the Winter Meetings in early December.