- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 21, 2008


Manager Manny Acta has plenty of memories from two seasons at Shea Stadium, so it’s understandable he will miss the Mets’ ballpark when it’s torn down after the season. But what is strange is how Acta reacted with less sentiment about the demise of Yankee Stadium than the roundly disdained Shea.

“I’m very tough to impress. To me, baseball is baseball,” Acta said. “I guess it’s because I haven’t been a Yankee fan, so I don’t follow all that greatness about the grass and monuments and everything. But I do appreciate all the guys that played there and how great they were. To me, baseball is baseball — grass, dirt, Yankee Stadium, Nationals Park.”

— Ben Goessling


526 Pitches thrown in the Nationals’ 14-inning loss to the Padres on Friday.


Nationals LHP Odalis Perez Record, ERA: 7-10, 4.26

Padres RHP Cha Seung Baek Record, ERA: 5-10, 5.06

Time: 1:35 p.m. TV: MASN

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