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Rangers take away Vlad's green light?

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08:14 AM ET 08.17 | Ron Washington appears to be willing to curb 35-year-old Vladimir Guerrero's enthusiasm for running. After he was thrown out with the tying run at the plate in the ninth of Saturday's 3-1 loss to Boston, a simply inexcusable mistake, manager Ron Washington accepted the blame for not holding Guerrero. The same mistake won't happen again. Washington won't completely shut Guerrero down from running, but he will pay much closer to attention. "I'm going to be more aware of the situations when I need to stop him," Washington said.

The Dallas Morning News

Vladimir Guerrero, AP Vladimir Guerrero, AP
August 17, 2010  08:24 AM ET

Thanks Wash. That move was long overdue. Stay aggressive but good grief you can't be shooting yourselves in the foot at this point in the season.

August 17, 2010  09:27 AM ET

did he ever really have the green light with the rangers? i'm not sure he's had a true green light since the early 2000's

August 17, 2010  09:50 AM ET

Good move Rangers. Take it from me an Angel fan.

August 17, 2010  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

did he ever really have the green light with the rangers? i'm not sure he's had a true green light since the early 2000's

Why would a guy with crappy knees who couldn't beat me (I'm almost 50) in a footrace have the green light? Sounds like Washington defers way too much to the veteran players.

August 17, 2010  09:59 AM ET
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Why would a guy with crappy knees who couldn't beat me (I'm almost 50) in a footrace have the green light? Sounds like Washington defers way too much to the veteran players.

that's the rumor.

August 17, 2010  10:18 AM ET

Go Angels!

August 17, 2010  10:23 AM ET
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Go Angels!

Angels are done. Rangers got it. :D

August 17, 2010  10:58 AM ET

Luv the guy but he runs like a praying mantis...

August 17, 2010  11:06 AM ET
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if a white woman dates a hayseed hill-billie...is that considered a bi-racial relationship? is red neck a race unto its own?

It's called in hillbilly terms....incest! but I digress!

GO RANGERS!

August 17, 2010  11:17 AM ET

what a huge mistake, he was out by a mile, wasnt close.

August 17, 2010  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Why would a guy with crappy knees who couldn't beat me (I'm almost 50) in a footrace have the green light? Sounds like Washington defers way too much to the veteran players.

I'm thinking "curb his green light" in this instance actually means "tell this guy point blank not to run through stop signs". I can't imagine this fellow has green light to do anything at this point in his career. So I'm thinking 'rein him in' means threaten to bench him a game or two if he doesn't get with the program.

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August 17, 2010  12:27 PM ET

He sent Vlad? He has no excuse-he watched vlad fumble around the bases with the angels all those years. Oh wait! Ron are you still snorting coke?

August 17, 2010  12:36 PM ET
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Thanks Wash. That move was long overdue. Stay aggressive but good grief you can't be shooting yourselves in the foot at this point in the season.

Now they need to tell him to stop swinging at pitches at the ankels.

August 17, 2010  12:37 PM ET
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He sent Vlad? He has no excuse-he watched vlad fumble around the bases with the angels all those years. Oh wait! Ron are you still snorting coke?

crack is whack!!

August 17, 2010  02:13 PM ET
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If you checked Vlads real birth certificate you might find you are younger.

Some of these guys have more "twenty-ninth" birthdays than Hollywood showgirls

August 17, 2010  04:25 PM ET
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Some of these guys have more "twenty-ninth" birthdays than Hollywood showgirls

More like they are all 19 until they get signed.

August 17, 2010  07:00 PM ET
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Some of these guys have more "twenty-ninth" birthdays than Hollywood showgirls

Ramon Ortiz! ((-:

August 17, 2010  07:25 PM ET
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If you checked Vlads real birth certificate you might find you are younger.

Ha! That cracks me up.

 
August 17, 2010  09:21 PM ET

that was so funny, vlad was gunned

i was like "wtf? did that actually happen!"

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