(Photo by Getty Images. There's Manny Acta, keeping watch from his familiar perch on the top step of the dugout. Even during rain delays, Manny Acta hated to move from the top step of the dugout. Most of the time he just stood there, emotionless, while the rain poured down, or when he should've been arguing a bad call and/or standing up for his players. It was all very Zen.)
"They have contacted me. To interview with the Astros is very exciting. I can't comment on the process because it's too early."
(Manny Acta, myFOXHouston dot com, 10/9/2009)
Manny Happy Returns?
Houston Astros have contacted old friend Manny Acta about their managerial opening.
MLB dot com points out Manny's history in Houston:
Acta, 40, spent six years as a player and 10 years a coach and manager in the Houston system, leading the 1999 Kissimmee Cobras to the Gulf Coast League title.
Acta was signed by the Astros at age 17 as a first baseman and reached Double-A but never played in the Majors.
So, Manny's got that going for him.