Ron Washington Updates Lineup Because of Seinfeld
This is not the headline to an Onion article, this is something that Ron Washington actually did.
From the MLB.com article:
“While watching Kramer and Costanza late on Monday night, the Rangers’ manager pulled out a sheet of paper and completely overturned his roster, putting Julio Borbon in the leadoff spot and Michael Young in the cleanup spot for the first time in his career in an effort to ignite the sputtering offense.
Ian Kinsler batted third on Tuesday after leading off in all 34 of his starts. Slumping third baseman Adrian Beltre was dropped to the No. 6 spot, and Mitch Moreland was moved up to fifth. David Murphy, Mike Napoli and Craig Gentry rounded up the lineup, with shortstop Elvis Andrus staying in his regular No. 2 spot.”
No word on what particular episode it was that inspired the change, but I wouldn’t be shocked if it was “The Chicken Roaster” episode. That seems to be one that would shake a man’s beliefs.