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Ron Washington extension an easy call

Manager's humanity inspires Rangers to give him their all, helping to create a winner

Updated: January 30, 2012, 11:56 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

Ron Washington is the most successful manager in Texas Rangers history because he's not afraid to admit he screwed up.

And it doesn't matter whether we're talking with his cocaine dalliance a couple of years ago or having closer Neftali Feliz intentionally walk the first batter he faced in a playoff game last fall.

We're all human. We all make mistakes. There's nothing wrong with admitting it.

It indicates strength, not weakness. Coaches should hold themselves to the same standard ...

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