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"You don't need to yell and scream to get your point across to people. I mean, it's so silly, because how many championships did Joe Torre win in New York? Was he yelling and screaming and ripping bases and throwing them all over the place? Did the yelling and screaming that Lou [Pinella] does, did it work in Tampa? It didn't, right? ... I am who am I am and I'm not going to change. I think I can motivate people without getting in their face." (Manny Acta, via Nationals Journal, 5/20/2009)
Nationals 5, Pirates 4: Losing streak dead at 7. Blame it on Manny's pregame team meeting? (since it's fun to blame Manny for everything).
Craig Stammen: impressive, even though the Bucs touched him up in the 7th.
Nice comeback in the 8th, gents.
Heart Attack 9th: But Joel Hanrahan finally realizes it's okay to throw heat when you have a 96+ MPH fastball and you're trying to close out a game.
We're feeling a sweep this weekend against the O's.