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...last July. SI's article has a ton of details, but the short version is

- they're not firing him
- MLB has been drug testing all clubhouse personal since '08 (who knew?)
- Washington probably saved his job by calling up the Commissioner's Office and admitting he'll fail when the test was checked
- he's been clean since, been thru counseling and more frequent tests
- first time non-player offenders are not subject to suspensions anyway

The article reads like this was not a situation MLB would've made public if not for someone being tipped off.



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I don't know how I feel about this. Is it really a bad thing that a manager is on coke? I am sorta torn on the issue, because it would seem to be more of a team issue, than a MLB issue.

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He says he doesn't want to give reasons because they will just sound like excuses, but it's pretty clear what happened. He was celebrating the contract extension he got less than a month prior to the drug test as only Ron Washington can!



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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    I don't know how I feel about this. Is it really a bad thing that a manager is on coke?


It's a bad thing if anyone is on coke, or meth, or pot. They're drugs. It's especially so if they are in a position like manager of a MLB team.

That said the article is extremely detailed and the MLB is well within their right to act as they see fit, in this case by not acting. But he'll surely be watched for any relapses.




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    Originally posted by BoromirMark
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
      I don't know how I feel about this. Is it really a bad thing that a manager is on coke?


    It's a bad thing if anyone is on coke, or meth, or pot. They're drugs. It's especially so if they are in a position like manager of a MLB team.

    That said the article is extremely detailed and the MLB is well within their right to act as they see fit, in this case by not acting. But he'll surely be watched for any relapses.


As opposed to nicotine, alcohol, and caffeine which are not drugs?



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I agree with you on the nicotine and caffeine.




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    Originally posted by spf
      Originally posted by BoromirMark
        Originally posted by StaggerLee
        I don't know how I feel about this. Is it really a bad thing that a manager is on coke?


      It's a bad thing if anyone is on coke, or meth, or pot. They're drugs. It's especially so if they are in a position like manager of a MLB team.

      That said the article is extremely detailed and the MLB is well within their right to act as they see fit, in this case by not acting. But he'll surely be watched for any relapses.


    As opposed to nicotine, alcohol, and caffeine which are not drugs?


"Drugs are bad, m'kay."



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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by spf
        Originally posted by BoromirMark
          Originally posted by StaggerLee
          I don't know how I feel about this. Is it really a bad thing that a manager is on coke?


        It's a bad thing if anyone is on coke, or meth, or pot. They're drugs. It's especially so if they are in a position like manager of a MLB team.

        That said the article is extremely detailed and the MLB is well within their right to act as they see fit, in this case by not acting. But he'll surely be watched for any relapses.


      As opposed to nicotine, alcohol, and caffeine which are not drugs?


    "Drugs are bad, m'kay."


No drug is in and by itself bad. Nictoine, caffeine, alcohol, and even cocaine have legit purposes. Misusing and or abusing drugs is bad.



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Something I hadn't thought about, and heard on ESPN Radio. How do you employ a manager with a (alleged) drug problem, when you have Josh Hamilton in the clubhouse?

I never thought about how his use MIGHT be detrimental to those around him.

It does seem like it's just a 'I was at a party celebrating' type deal.
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I need to go to better parties(?)

    Originally posted by ME
    The article reads like this was not a situation MLB would've made public if not for someone being tipped off.


The Star-Telegram says the Rangers and Washington were being blackmailed by an former employee who found about the positive test. No one can confirm he was the one who tipped off SI, but it's a good guess.



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