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How Ron Washington faced his demons

After using cocaine, the Rangers' manager was in a panic and knew he had to admit it

Updated: October 3, 2010, 2:08 PM ET
By Tom Friend | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- They say catchers make the best managers, and, believe it or not, Ron Washington was once the Roy Campanella of the Bayou. Look at him now -- wire-rim glasses on a bat boy's body -- and it seems farcical that he once hunched behind home plate, all 140 pounds of him, calling for somebody's heater. But when you watch him lead the Texas Rangers, with alternate F-bombs and hugs around their necks, his story is even more of a head-scratcher.

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