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Nationals fire manager Manny Acta, biggest shock of 2009!

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To win was too hard;

Bad pitching, youngsters, errors.

Will you manage Mets?

You're fired!

The Washington Nationals fired Manny Acta today and the only person surprised is, well, no one.

The team was 26-61 for the first half of the season under his management, but the team’s failure was less a product of his managing than of inconsistent position players and the worst pitching staff in the National League. The team ranked last in the league in team shutouts, saves, innings pitched, hits allowed, runs allowed, and bases-on-balls.

It’s hard to be that bad.

UPDATE: Bench coach Jim Riggleman will finish out the season as the National’s skipper.

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