Acta is the antithesis of Robinson

Originally Published: November 16, 2006
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

A Washington Nationals player was late to the ballpark for a game last summer. When he finally showed up in the dugout in the fourth inning, he didn't even tell manager Frank Robinson that he had arrived. Why? Because he was afraid of what Robinson might say or do.

That's one reason why the Nationals named Manny Acta as their new manager. As they attempt to build their franchise with young players, they wanted a manager who was less intimidating than Robinson, they wanted a manager that all ...

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