Coach Ron Washington Is Thrilled To Be Back In A’s Uniform

CBS Detroit

JANIE McCAULEY, AP Baseball Writer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ron Washington arrived to the ballpark at 8:30 a.m. for an afternoon game on Memorial Day, had some breakfast then headed outside to hang out with the grounds crew he knows so well. He waved to ushers and caught up with security guards.

Washington is thrilled to be back in a big league uniform at 63, and back in the familiar Bay Area with the Oakland Athletics.

“I’m having a lot of fun. I’m blessed,” Washington said Monday at the Coliseum. “Every day is my future. This is exactly where I started.”

He spent 11 seasons as an A’s coach before becoming Texas manager in 2007 and leading the Rangers to a pair of AL pennants in 2010-11. Washington re-joined Oakland as a coach Friday at Tampa Bay after leaving his New Orleans home. He can be in uniform but not…

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