LAS COLINAS, TX — In the two weeks since Ron Washington stunned the Metroplex by announcing his immediate resignation as manager of the Texas Rangers, questions, rumors and speculation have swirled around the shocking step down.
Well on Thursday, Washington made his first appearance in front of the media since resigning, and offered his explanation.
“I was not true to my wife. After 42 years I broke her trust,” said the former Rangers manager. “I’m here today to own that mistake and to apologize.”
So what exactly does that mean?
Wash never used the words ‘affair’ or ‘cheating’. There was no Q&A ate the press conference, so there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
But what is known is that this is an undignified end to the 'winningest' manager in Rangers history, who arrived with his wife Gerry, and hugged her after his emotional press conference.
“Today I’m at a very low time in my life. I’m sorry for breaking the trust that I had with my wife,” Washington said.
He finished the press conference by reaching out to the Texas Rangers fans and community.
“You’ve been good to me,” he said. “And I will miss the Metroplex and I will miss you.”