Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Manny Acta will be using Farmville for strategic decisions

Thank God we didn't hire Manny Acta. In an MLB.com piece, Cleveland's new manager Manny Acta discusses how he takes advantage of social media to make decisions. Call it "Baseball 2.0"

"People think it's the absolute right thing to bunt [in that situation], but you need to check the stats. Back in the day, we didn't have computers, we didn't have Twitter, we didn't have Facebook. They've come up with some things that make you open your eyes and not play like Casey Stengel used to play."

@MannyActa: Trade you Kaz Matsui for three pounds of loose rosin.

I don't know about you, but I'll take Casey Stengel over whatever strategy Facebook might offer.