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.

6 comments:

OremLK said...

Ha. I would have assumed he was referring to sabr sites like FanGraphs, which begs the question why didn't he explicitly name-drop that site. It would have sounded a lot less ridiculous.

The Constable. said...

And if he had dropped FanGraphs, I would have left him alone...

jphelps said...

What if he's facebook friends with Billy Beane? Would it be OK then?

The Constable. said...

Only if he joined Fans of Rob Neyer first.

Anonymous said...

who's Manny Acta??

The Constable. said...

@Anonymous:

Manny Acta is Cleveland's new manager. Unless you were being sarcastic, in which case you would get +1.