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Ron Washington puts family first

Approach helps Rangers manager get most out of roster's 25 personalities

Updated: April 6, 2012, 12:52 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ron Washington has nine siblings. His wife, Gerry, has 12.

If nothing else, the Texas Rangers' 59-year-old manager understands the importance of family.

That's why Washington spent his only free evening during the Rangers' two-day swing through Las Vegas at a Hard Rock Cafe casino blackjack table with his big brother, Robert.

It's among the reasons he purchased a mausoleum large enough to house 21 coffins in his beloved New Orleans, so his family will ...

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