Ron Washington well respected this spring (video)

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington's stock is at an all-time high this spring. After leading Texas to it's first ever American League Championship last season, the former big league infielder is preparing for a 2011 campaign, where his team stands as the favorite to capture the American League West title once again. Prior to Wednesday's game vs. the Angels, Washington walked over to the first row of seats to sign autographs for many grateful Texas baseball fans. Washington signed for everyone who was interested, even showing great patience for a fan whose camera was acting slow. This gesture took place shortly after the conclusion of this ifollosports.com original video.