Just as a new season of Major League Baseball begins, Front Row caught up with former big league skipper Manny Acta, who joined the roster of Baseball Tonight and Baseball Esta Noche as an ESPN analyst earlier this spring.
Prior to joining ESPN, Acta served as manager of the Cleveland Indians for three seasons. He began his big league managerial career with the Washington Nationals in 2006. Then 37, Acta was the youngest active manager in Major League Baseball.
Today, he shares his insights and analysis with fans across a variety of ESPN platforms in both English and Spanish.
In the podcast, Acta discusses his transition to television, his ability to speak to fans in two languages, his predictions for the 2013 MLB season and — as a native Dominican — his country’s impressive performance in the World Baseball Classic.
The Cleveland Indians appear on ESPN2 tonight when they host the New York Yankees at 7 p.m. ET for Wednesday Night Baseball. Viewers can catch Acta on Baseball Tonight April 14 at 7 p.m. prior to Sunday Night Baseball’s exclusive coverage of the Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees game at 8 p.m.