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Sunday, March 10, 2013
Manny Acta, the second manager in Nationals history from 2007 to 2009, will join ESPN as an in-studio baseball analyst in English and Spanish. Acta will debut Sunday night on Baseball Tonight, the cable network’s baseball show. He will be a frequent voice on baseball across several of the network’s English and Spanish language shows and programming — but he still hopes one day to return to the dugout as a manager.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to step back from the game for a little while and take this challenge,” he said in a telephone interview with The Post. “It’s allowing me the opportunity to stay in the game and look at it from a different angle. It comes at a perfect time for me. My daughter is a senior in high school and I get to spend this last year with her. It was a good time.”
Alex Cora, a veteran infielder who last played in the majors with the Nationals in 2011, also joins ESPN and ESPN Deportes as a baseball analyst. Both will make their debut Sunday night at 7 p.m. on Baseball Tonight previewing the World Baseball Classic game between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Thanks to SD.
Posted: March 10, 2013 at 07:52 AM | 29 comment(s)
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