The Ron Washington Drinking Game

We all enjoy our favorite beverage while watching the Rangers whether it is sweet tea, water, Dr. Pepper, single malt scotch or gin and juice. More importantly, most of us at one time or another think we can do a better job managing the Texas Rangers than Ron Washington can.

For those people, I came up with the following:

This game should only take place whilst smoking a carton of 85 mm KOOLs and wearing a red velvet smoke jacket.

Take a sip of your favorite drink…

  • The lineup is announced and there is a player with an OPS under .700 in the #2 spot
  • Anytime you get the feeling Wash is overplaying a veteran
  • Wash waves his hands frantically from the dugout as someone rounds third base en route to scoring
  • Wash goes out to argue a call with the umpire
  • You see Wash eating sunflower seeds

Take a gulp of your favorite drink…

  • Wash pulls a starting pitcher too early
  • Wash pulls a starting pitcher too late
  • A reliever with an ERA north of five comes into a one-run ballgame
  • Wash has one of his signature father/son chats with Derek Holland
  • When a sacrifice bunt leads to your best hitter being intentionally walked

Chug your favorite drink…

  • A bunt is laid down in the first three innings
  • If the game is played under NL rules
  • When Wash and Jackie Moore embrace in a celebratory hug
  • Wash decides to leave a veteran in right field to celebrate a victory instead of bringing in a defensive replacement

I only do this to help your gameday experience as the season is a marathon, not a sprint. Feel free to add more to the game with comments below.  

Eddie Middlebrook is the co-host of “Chin Music” and VP of Media for ShutDowninning. He can be reached at or on Twitter @emiddlebrook
Eddie Middlebrook
Eddie Middlebrook is Senior Writer for @ballparkbanter9 and @shutdowninning. Formerly with @wfaasports and @FoxSportsSW. @IBWAA member. Eddie can be found on Twitter @emiddlebrook.

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