Acta to Indians: They’ll Get Rid of Me Before You

It’s never been done in the history of the game where 25 guys get released. They should relax. If one guy is going to go, it’s going to be me, not them. So relax and play the game. They’re trying too hard. […] It comes down to relaxing. Things can’t get any worse right now, so we might as well play the game right, go hard and have some fun. It’s easier said than done, but they heard it again.

— Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta following Wednesday night’s 3-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Acta, despite receiving a vote of confidence from general manager Chris Antonetti, is presently responsible for a team that has lost 21 of their last 25 games now having dropped their eighth straight. The Indians were in first place in the AL Central on June 23 and now possess the second-worst record in the American League.

[Related: Comparing Manny Acta to Colt McCoy]

  • Natedawg86

    They should make a movie about the indians, maybe call it Major League or something corny like that

  • I love that man.


    Oh, wait, what sport were we talking about again?

  • mgbode

    I don’t know if they make many movies where a team starts off great, then everything falls apart, then things get worse, and in the climatic scene everyone gets fired.

    maybe a new genre there.

  • TD

    Much More on this coming at 10 AM

  • Natedawg86

    The Wrestler…haha

  • mgbode

    i stand corrected. nicely done.

  • Shadow_play

    Sounds like the Art-house version of Major League. Dark endings and the ponderances of the futility of it all.

  • Tron

    I don’t know about 25 guys getting released, but certainly 15 or so could be justified. Hopefully shapiro and antonetti release themeselves

  • BatMasterson

    I’d like to see Acta gone soon. Let Sandy be interim just so we can see if he’s worth a long-term hire.

    I realize that the players aren’t good but I don’t think Acta is either. With a team this bad, there is plenty of suck to go around.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    What did Sandy ever do to you? 😉

  • Natedawg86

    Oh the similarities between the two…I felt oddly depressed while watching the movie even though I knew he had made millions of dollars….sound familiar?

  • Natedawg86

    I think we could all benefit from a good release…of players

  • Jaker

    Burn on Big River, Burn on

  • SDA

    If Im Sandy I pass “maybe next time Chris”