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Ron Washington Says He Resigned For Not Being “True” to His Wife

Ron Washington resigned on Sept. 5 from his post as manager of the Rangers. At the time the team called it a “personal matter.” On Thursday Washington held a press conference to discuss his resignation. Washington said he wasn’t “true” to his wife:

From the Dallas Morning News:

“I was not true to my wife after 42 years. I broke her trust,” he said. “I’m here today to own that mistake and to apologize to her and to those who I disappointed and those who have trusted in me and I let them down.”

Washington didn’t field any follow-up questions.

Washington’s press conference today might only prompt more questions since it sounds like there is more to the story. It seems odd that a manager would resign mid-season due to martial infidelity. The Morning News reported Washington had hired two crisis management firms prior to today’s press conference.

Stay tuned, as this story could take some twists.

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The Baltimore Orioles Win Their 1st AL Title Since 1997

On Tuesday night, the Baltimore Orioles are going to be partying like it’s 1997.

With an 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, Buck Showalter’s squad captured its ninth victory in 10 games and moved 13.5 games in front of Toronto in the AL East, effectively locking up the division.

With their ninth win in 10 games, the Orioles clinched their second playoff appearance in three years following a run of 14 consecutive losing seasons.

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Matt Kemp Got in Yasiel Puig’s Face During Last Nights Win Over the Rockies [Video]

Matt Kemp had some words for Yasiel Puig in the dugout Monday night during the sixth-inning of the Dodgers’ 11-3 victory over the Rockies. Manger Don Mattingly intervened before it got too heated. 

From the LA Times:

Asked about the incident, Kemp replied, “A good game we played today, huh?”

Puig and Manager Don Mattingly also woudn’t say what happened.

Dodgers fans might feel a little like Kemp in the video when it comes to Puig these days. After putting up MVP-caliber numbers before the All Star break (.309/.393/.522), the Cuban star’s production has fallen off considerably. In August he managed an anemic .543 OPS. In September its up to . 675.

Meanwhile Kemp hit his fifth home run in September Monday night, helping push his OPS over 1.000 for the month, hinting at a return to MVP-type levels after two injury-plagued years.

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