At the Washington house near Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, there is a concrete slab in the back yard that embodies the resolve of its owner.
Attached to the slab is Ron Washington's air conditioning unit. Post-Katrina thieves stole the first replacement unit. So Wash fought back with more concrete. The bolts look like ones you'd see on a bridge.
"I don't think they'll be messing with it now," Washington said confidently.
The word of the month is resiliency. Washington's Texas Rangers are Team Resiliency.