Texas Rangers understand now why every sign includes nose rubbing

In the wake of the news that manager Ron Washington tested positive for cocaine last season, many members of the Texas Rangers say they now understand why every sign the team has includes nervous and jittery rubbing of the nose. "The steal sign, hit-and-run, the take sign — it doesn't matter," said third baseman Michael Young. "They all are just nose rubbing. They only way we know the specific play is because Ron will stop rubbing his nose and say it really enthusiastically, like: 'You've got to hit-and-run! NOW! Let's do it, baby!'" Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton says he suspected his manager was on drugs. "I know what to look for," he said. "Plus last spring when I got wasted at that bar, Ron snorted some lines off my chest."


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