Do The Wash: 12 Songs We're Pretty Sure Ron Washington Hears In His Head During Games
World Series fever has pretty much taken over around these parts again. And for good reason: Having the hometown team participate in the Fall Classic in back to back years is somewhat of a rare treat -- especially for a team that, until recent years, had been as perennially bad as our own Texas Rangers.
And yet here we are again.
But while Rangers fans are captivated by the story of trying to avenge the giant egg their team laid in last year's series against the San Francisco Giants, all the rest of the country is talking about is "Doing The Wash" (see above).
While we've had several seasons to adjust to Ranger manager Ron Washington's overexcited gyrations each time one of his players does something good, the rest of the world is just now taking notice. Not only do Fox's announcers keep bringging up "The Wash" several times a game, but now NBA finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks has even gotten into the action.
Anyway, all of this got us wondering: When Wash's legs start going crazy and his arm starts swinging, what songs are going on in his head? And, if this does become some sort of national dance craze, to what types of songs will people be doing "The Wash?"
We've got some ideas.
His jogging in place practically mirrors Jennifer Beals' training montage to this song in Flashdance, doesn't it?
...and you just can't hide it either, can you, Ron?
Maybe it's just feeding into a stereotype, but do old dudes gyrate to anything but this song?
If this "Do the Wash" dance really does catch on after the series, they might have to change the lyrics of this one to '"You spin me right round, baby, right round -- like a washing machine."
You think you're the only one who got down to Ed Banger Records?
It's hard for us to listen to this anywhere but the treadmill, so maybe this song going on in his head is why Wash can't keep his feet still either?
... because we like to imagine real athletes listen to that Jock Jams CD almost exclusively.
Tony La Russa's nose doesn't really itch 400 times a game -- that's just one of his signals to his players. Similarly, maybe Wash isn't really doing a dance all throughout the game, but instead simply telling his players to "keep on running."
We all see you Ron, shaking that ass.
We imagine the "old-school brother" prefers a nice little throwback funk and soul grove when he puts his body in motion.
Listening to this song always made Benny Hill run in fast motion. Perhaps somewhere inside Ron Washington's head, he's subliminally thinking the same thing?
If there are any words repeating in Wash's mind under that Rangers cap of his, it's probably just the word "Go!" over and over, right?