On March 17, 2010, I wrote about Ron Washington, the manager of the Texas Rangers and the club's decision not to terminate him for his one-time admitted use of cocaine. The post talked about the harshness and impracticality of zero tolerance police in the workplace — essentially one strike and you're out. The club decided not to cut ties with Washington, and both he and the ball club have been better for its decision. The story also reminds us that life, like litigation and trials, oscillates between deep lows and high highs and it is best not to get sucked into either. On to St. Louis.