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    Nats Manager Manny Acta's philosophy

    The author of the article makes sure to get in a few snide remarks right at the beginning, but then quotes Manny Acta on his philosophy in managing the Nats this season. It should be interesting to see how this plays out.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/sport...5118-3574r.htm
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    Re: Nats Manager Manny Acta's philosophy

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    The author of the article makes sure to get in a few snide remarks right at the beginning, but then quotes Manny Acta on his philosophy in managing the Nats this season. It should be interesting to see how this plays out.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/sport...5118-3574r.htm
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    Re: Nats Manager Manny Acta's philosophy

    That is Manny Acta's plan on the field, which may have little effect on the outcome of this season, based on "the plan" off the field.
    I like the little shot the author takes at LeatherPants.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Nats Manager Manny Acta's philosophy

    It's nice to see a manager who isn't too caught up in "how the game is supposed to be played".
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    Boy, I really like what he's preaching - now if he sticks to it I'll be really interested in how he does
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    Re: Nats Manager Manny Acta's philosophy

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    It's nice to see a manager who isn't too caught up in "how the game is supposed to be played".
    A lot of this banter is being pulled out by the Nationals writers in response to what Robinson did... especially the bunting comment. Since they cut him loose a bunch of old school grumbling has been surfacing.

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    Re: Nats Manager Manny Acta's philosophy

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    I like the little shot the author takes at LeatherPants.
    It made me chuckle, for sure. But then with the snide shots he took at those "keyboard managers" who he sees as sharing Acta's views, it's kind of like he's saying "I think Acta's views are all a bunch of sabrbullpucky, but because it's a baseball guy saying it, I'm not going to shoot him down. I'll just take a swipe at those nerds at home who eat this stuff up. Even if they were good ideas, Bowden going to screw things up anyway." It's like he's covered all bases if the Nats fail or succeed. If they fail, he can write an article slamming Acta or Bowden at his choosing. If they do well, he still has an opening to praise Acta while still dogging Bowden.
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    Re: Nats Manager Manny Acta's philosophy

    wow. I really, really wish Acta was managing the Reds. I don't know what his clubhouse personality is, but I like his views on "How The Game Should Be Played."
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    I'm in love Manny Acta. What I most like is he's taking the pains to be crystal clear about his expectations. IMO, positioning Felipe Lopez, instead of leaving it to Felipe to figure out, is a great idea. It should make his transition to 2B a whole lot easier.
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    Man, he better duck.
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    Re: Nats Manager Manny Acta's philosophy

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    It's nice to see a manager who isn't too caught up in "how the game is supposed to be played".
    In my opinion, that is how the game should be played.
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    Re: Nats Manager Manny Acta's philosophy

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    In my opinion, that is how the game should be played.
    What Acta's saying or something else?
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    Re: Nats Manager Manny Acta's philosophy

    Guzman batting second? *shudders*

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    Re: Nats Manager Manny Acta's philosophy

    I love his attitude towards bunting.

    Bunting: "It's been proven to me that a guy at first base with no outs has a better chance to score than a guy at second base with one out. That has been proven to me with millions of at-bats. I don't like moving guys over from first to second unless the pitcher is up or it is real late in the game.

    "I am telling you right now you are not going to see me bunting guys from first to second in the middle of the game or early unless it is the pitcher. We will pick spots. If we have a slow guy on the mound, and we know Logan can lay it down, we will pick those times."

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    Re: Nats Manager Manny Acta's philosophy

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSelig View Post
    Guzman batting second? *shudders*
    SS are required to hit second.

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