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Texas' Washington Open, Forthright

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The greatest revelation of the postseason — so far — has been Ron Washington. Just by being himself, Washington, the Rangers’ manager, has been the stand-up star of the pregame and postgame conferences, normally a dreary operation.

Washington talks a bit more than most managers do in these stilted interviews. He explains himself and his sport more than most managers dare. And he is comfortable with the current fad of Rangers fans quoting his pithy street-patois observation: “That’s the way baseball go.”

Baseball did not go so well for the Rangers on Wednesday as the surging Giants took...

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