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Ron Washington: I was 'not true to my wife'

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington looks on during

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Ron Washington said he was “not true to my wife” and appeared at a press conference to “own that mistake” in the first public remarks he made since resigning as manager of the Texas Rangers on Sept. 5.

After the bulk of an apologetic statement, Washington expressed a desire to continue on in baseball.

“I look to the future and getting back in the game and continuing my career,” he said.


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Yu Darvish blames Brett Gardner's parents for home runs

Brett Gardner of the Yankees runs the bases

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Brett Gardner is having a career year. He's batting .276 with a .352 on-base percentage, 17 stolen bases and a career-best 12 home runs to go along with excellent defense in left and centerfield. His .789 on-base plus slugging percentage leads the Yankees.

And Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish knows who's to blame for the breakout.

Gardner's parents.

Following Gardner's two home runs...

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