Rangers had every right to fire manager

Updated: March 18, 2010, 10:12 AM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

Yes, the Texas Rangers should have fired Ron Washington on the spot in July. That, I suspect, is what most teams or companies would have done. You or I probably would not have survived such a transparently self-serving confession of "one time" cocaine use.

I'm glad they didn't, but that's personal; that's because I know and like Washington and have grown to appreciate his managerial style more than I did in 2007, his first year in Texas.

That doesn't excuse his behavior. This goes ...

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