Manny Acta: Finally Canned

What's that sucking sound? Oh, it's just the Nationals.

Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten must've thought things could only get better for his team when he said that manager Manny Acta's job was safe. Either that, or he's a big fat liar.

Acta told ESPNdeportes on Sunday that he's been fired from the challenging Nationals skipper job after being creamed by the Houston Astros 5-0 headed into the All-Star break.

In 2003, the Detroit Tigers lost a modern-day record 119 games, and the Nats are prepared to challenge that mark. As of right now, they hold baseball's crappiest record at 26-61, well on their way to a 100-loss season. Realistically, at this rate, they might not even win 50 games.

Over a span of three seasons in charge, Acta posted a 158-252 record.

Though the team has not confirmed the firing, bench coach Jim Riggleman is the leading man to take the reigns. Good luck, pal. You're gonna need it.

[ESPN] | [Has Manny Acta Been Fired Yet?] | [The Clubhouse]


Megs said...

I bet the 2003 Tigers could shut out the 2009 Nationals. If only we had a flux capacitator!