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Ron Washington: No excuses

Updated: August 26, 2011, 8:50 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington isn't interested in hearing excuses about playing in oppressive heat or battling through fatigue.

He knows his players are hot and tired. He also knows every player in Major League Baseball is hot and tired during these steamy dog days of August.

"I haven't played a game, I'm tired," Washington said. "But my mental state is stronger than my physical state. And once your physical state overtakes your mental state, disaster, ...

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