"It's a very tough day for me. I'm a blessed individual. I haven't had too many bad news in my life. Other than the death of my older brother [in 2006], this is the worst news I've ever had before."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Times, 9/28/2008)
"I don't go for the holidays to his house, and he doesn't come for the holidays to mine. We have a strictly professional relationship."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Post, 9/28/2008)
Meanwhile, Acta confirms that he won't be sending a Christmas card to Jim Bowden this year.
Finally, sppeaking of ex-Mets who would love nothing more than to return to their former organization, old buddy Paul Lo Duca took the opportunity yesterday to rip into the Mets one last time: "I feel for (the players), I feel for the fans. I feel nothing for upper management. I'll sleep well tonight."
(Paul Lo Duca, via NJ dot com, 9/29/2008)