It seemed that the multitudes were split on how to interpret Washington's verbal—albeit good-natured—tirade.
Some found it offensive; others (present company included) found it to be a great example of why Washington is so loved by his team and most members of the media.
Regardless of your take on the Washington speech, the fact remains that it wasn't intended for anyone's ears other than those inside the visitor's locker room in St. Louis.
Call it what you want.
Washington's speech was by no means an embarrassment to himself or anyone else for that matter. Any person who has played sports before has heard a coach give a similar speech to get his or her team fired up.
Here's a list of what I feel are the most embarrassing moments in the wonderful world of Major League Baseball caught on tape.