Before Game 7 of the World Series, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington explained to the media that no grandiose pep talk was necessary to rally his team. Sure, they were attempting to bounce back from one of the most dramatic loses in World Series history, but the skipper promised the media that no "rah-rah speech" was needed.
It turns out he was wrong, on several levels. Washington gave a whopper of a speech and the Rangers lost anyway. Eh, details details.
One notable member of the World Series media contingent hinted that Washington's pre-game address was "priceless" and had members of his team laughing, but the substance of the fodder was never known. That is, until now.