“Indians manager Manny Acta received a vote of confidence from Indians ECO Paul Dolan, the son of owner Larry Dolan, a couple weeks ago. Votes of confidence are never ironclad, but the one for Acta feels especially flimsy.
Even a couple weeks ago, just after that vote of confidence, which also covered GM Chris Antonetti and club president Mark Shapiro, a source said Indians ownership was “unhappy” with the Indians’ second-half slide. Now, with the team 4-12 since the younger Dolan’s vote of confidence, Acta’s job security seems even less certain.”
The ‘vote of confidence’ is generally considered to be a kiss of death in professional sports. Nobody should be surprised if Acta loses his position after this abysmal season. Nobody is saying he had the right cards to play and misplayed them, but someone’s head has to roll after this season. The bigger question is whether Acta’s head rolls by itself, or if others will be lobbed off alongside his.
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