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Should Manny Acta be fired?

Yes
76 (67.3%)
No
18 (15.9%)
Ask me later in the year
19 (16.8%)

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Offline Red Porch VIP

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #475: June 01, 2009, 01:15:14 PM »
I guess the question comes down to: has Manny shown ANYTHING over the past 2.5 seasons at the helm that has shown you the Nationals would be losing an asset down the line?  For me, he has never done anything strategically that made me take notice, and he has never seemed to be a guy that leads men. 

In the end, I feel comfortable we are not firing the next Tony LaRussa or Joe Torre.  At best, we'd be firing a Jim Riggleman type.  He needs to go-

Offline nats2playoffs

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #476: June 01, 2009, 01:19:36 PM »
After 49 Games:

1962 Mets: 13 - 36
2009 Nats: 13 - 36


 :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

TRADE Acta to the Mets, just like the Washington Senators traded their manager, Gil Hodges.  The Senators had risen from 10th place to 6th under Hodges, who quickly turned the losing Mets into the 1969 Miracle Mets.

 

Offline blue911

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #477: June 01, 2009, 01:22:03 PM »
Hodges demanded the Nats & Mets play sound baseball. I believe Joan Hodges (his wife) is still alive,maybe we could get her.

Offline Dave B

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #478: June 01, 2009, 07:04:18 PM »
Anybody get the sense that Manny gets fired and does a tell-all interview with someone like Peter Gammons?  Something like an interview that tells everyone just what the FO is like here? 

I was hoping Bowden would do that. He seemed like the candidate. Maybe he still hopes to get another job somewhere and if he does, he'll bash the nats in public

Offline Dave B

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #479: June 04, 2009, 07:28:17 PM »
I figured out what Mann does well (or the only thing I've ever seen him do). On Randy Winn's double in the 9th today, he whistled using his teeth and tongue (I can't do that) to alert the fielders to appeal first base to see if Winn touched it. It failed. Nice try. Way to look awake.  Maybe you should just take George Costanza's advice and look annoyed. That way everyone thinks you are doing something

Online aspenbubba

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #480: June 04, 2009, 07:36:13 PM »
Acta should be fired for giving Hanrahan the chance to freak it up again. Both of them are responsible for 10 losses this season. Even if the Nats score in the bottom of the 9th NO way are they going to score 4 runs.

Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #481: June 04, 2009, 07:37:04 PM »
13-37 ... hey let's fire our new hitting coach or maybe even our pitching coach.  let's get rid of all the coaches except for Acta.  He's been a great manager in his time in DC.

Offline LetsGoNats

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #482: June 04, 2009, 07:38:19 PM »
Q:  What do you call firing Randy St. Claire?

A:  A good start!

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #483: June 04, 2009, 08:10:19 PM »
13-37 ... hey let's fire our new hitting coach or maybe even our pitching coach.  let's get rid of all the coaches except for Acta.  He's been a great manager in his time in DC.

14-47... we're not cool enough to be 1337

Offline JMW IV

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #484: June 04, 2009, 08:48:09 PM »
to answer the question of this thread..

in the words of Flavor Flav....

YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH BOYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEE!

Offline JMW IV

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #485: June 04, 2009, 08:51:01 PM »
Hey Stone Cold..what do you think about all this?



"If you wanna see Manny Acta's ass thrown out of Nats Park, gimme a hell yeah!"

Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #486: June 04, 2009, 09:10:16 PM »
I say yes so we can start a new thread about our next manager getting fired

I want first dibs

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #487: June 04, 2009, 09:31:02 PM »
I say yes so we can start a new thread about our next manager getting fired

I want first dibs

denied

Offline LetsGoNats

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #488: June 04, 2009, 10:14:12 PM »
This just in:  Nationals coaching staff to go on inning-to-inning contracts.

Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #489: June 04, 2009, 10:35:28 PM »
Hey Stone Cold..what do you think about all this?

(Image removed from quote.)

"If you wanna see Manny Acta's ass thrown out of Nats Park, gimme a hell yeah!"

WHATTTT?!?!?!

Offline LetsGoNats

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #490: June 04, 2009, 11:02:35 PM »
Yes, fire his ass.

Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #491: June 05, 2009, 12:10:13 AM »
This just in:  Nationals coaching staff to go on inning-to-inning contracts.

Who will be coaching by the 2nd inning?

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #492: June 05, 2009, 02:16:07 AM »
Who will be coaching by the 2nd inning?

the vendors.

Offline Dave B

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #493: June 05, 2009, 07:32:10 PM »
Nice argument out there Manny at third base after David Wright was gunned down on a beastialic throw.  I'm guessing it went something like this:

Manny: Yo homes, you sure he was safe?
Ump: Nah, I'm just freaking with you guys.
Manny: Cool, just checking.

Seriously WTF? Why even come out of the dugout?

Manny we dont NEED you in the dugout. You can afford to get thrown out. Life will go on without you for 8 innings

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #494: June 05, 2009, 07:35:15 PM »
:rofl: That's exactly what it seemed like.  freak Manny Acta.  Worthless bastard.

Offline Got2BNats

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #495: June 05, 2009, 10:23:23 PM »
a 1-1 ballgame...why is manny using 5 relievers when extra innings are possible?? Why does he use so many relievers every night??

Offline ghostface

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #496: June 05, 2009, 10:27:34 PM »
i don't want manny fired any longer.  i want that idiot to go down as the manager of the worst team in major league history.

Offline LetsGoNats

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #497: June 05, 2009, 10:30:45 PM »
a 1-1 ballgame...why is manny using 5 relievers when extra innings are possible?? Why does he use so many relievers every night??
'cause he's freaking stupid.

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #498: June 06, 2009, 12:35:04 AM »
I'm so close to being ready to pace picante sauce the idiot.


Offline LetsGoNats

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #499: June 06, 2009, 10:31:38 AM »
Hey, Chief.  Can you look back into the results of this poll and see the date Manny last garnered a "No" vote?   It seems like it has been at least a month that no has been sitting on 17.