Nationals name former Mets coach Acta manager
WASHINGTON -- Manny Acta began preparing to be a major-league manager when he was the only kid with a catcher's mitt in his neighborhood back in the Dominican Republic.
"So I was like, 'I'm running the game, or I'm taking the glove away,'" Acta recalled Tuesday. "I've run games all my life."
Now he'll run them for real from big-league dugouts after being hired by the Washington Nationals, who made him the youngest manager in the majors.
The 37-year-old Acta, the New York ...
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