Nationals Fire Manager To Cap Most Ridiculous First-Half EverDashiell Bennett7/13/09 11:45amFiled to: MlbWashington NationalsManny ActaJim Riggleman24EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIn the least surprising firing of ever, Manny Acta is done as the Washington Nationals manager—but will they continue to fail in even more remarkable and outlandish ways in the second half? Or will they just merely suck?The fined a player for helping kids. They kill people with sausages. They lose at rain delays. They misspelled their players' names. They misspelled a President's name. They misspelled their own name. We're not even counting the fact that their former GM stole millions of dollars from prospects that didn't exist. Manny Acta is the one being held responsible for it—which is too bad. Because if he is responsible then we've just witnessed the end of one of the most impressive eras of failure in the history of sports.