It’s never been done in the history of the game where 25 guys get released. They should relax. If one guy is going to go, it’s going to be me, not them. So relax and play the game. They’re trying too hard. [...] It comes down to relaxing. Things can’t get any worse right now, so we might as well play the game right, go hard and have some fun. It’s easier said than done, but they heard it again.
– Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta following Wednesday night’s 3-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Acta, despite receiving a vote of confidence from general manager Chris Antonetti, is presently responsible for a team that has lost 21 of their last 25 games now having dropped their eighth straight. The Indians were in first place in the AL Central on June 23 and now possess the second-worst record in the American League.
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