November 19, 2011

Ron Washington's Speech Before World Series Game 7: Earlier this month, audio leaked of Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington giving a pre-game speech to the team before game 7 of the World Series. A day after the Rangers lost game 6 after twice being one strike from the championship, Wash told the team, "Now we found out how tough it is to win a World Series. ... We can play this motherfucking game. ... We know we can beat those cocksuckers." An employee secretly recorded the speech and shared it with somebody who leaked it to JoeSportsFan.Com. Those cocksuckers won, 6-2.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:14 AM - 10 comments are some word tallies from the clip above...

fuck: 16 motherfucking: 13 cocksucker: 5 bitch: 2


It was a good speech. This is inside a major league baseball locker room. I imagine you hear more of the above than "gosh" and "darn."

The speech did not bring a World Series title to the Rangers, but it sounds like Washington did succeed in loosening up his guys. Getting them to laugh, settle down and help fight off the WS 7th game jitters.

Besides, the Cardinals had some input into who won the WS title. Now I wonder what Tony L. said to his team.

posted by roberts at 09:15 AM on November 19

I liked it, too. Though Wash made some dumb moves in the Series, he kept his players motivated and loose throughout the playoffs.

posted by rcade at 09:44 AM on November 19

That's a loose clubhouse right before game seven, especially after that game six. Those cocksuckers sure were up to the challenge, but if that clip is any indication, it doesn't seem to be because of a hangover from game six.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:52 AM on November 19

Wonder if they have tape of Earl Weaver in the O's clubhouse before Game 5 of the 1969 Series.

posted by beaverboard at 01:54 PM on November 19

Wonder if they have tape of Earl Weaver in the O's clubhouse before Game 5 of the 1969 Series.

Yeah, cuz Earl was so known for his pristine mouth... :-)

posted by slackerman at 06:34 PM on November 19

Those cocksuckers won

Cocksuckers always do.

The question is, once this wisdom is revealed, whether this will change the preferred pregame locker room activities in WS2012.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:36 PM on November 19

The cocksuckers actually won 6-2.

posted by holden at 07:00 PM on November 19

I thought Washington was a cokesucker?

posted by dyams at 10:26 PM on November 19

He meant to say "socktuckers," I'm sure.

posted by outonleave at 06:39 AM on November 20

The cocksuckers actually won 6-2.

Fixed. Dunno where I got the seventh run.

posted by rcade at 10:58 AM on November 20

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