‘Hold me, Slider’: Manny Acta’s tender mascot hug

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The first instinct is to make fun of Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta and his way-too-sincere embrace of Slider, the team's whatizit mascot. But after further review, I can't ascertain that this isn't the moment that Acta first learned of Prince Fielder's signing with the Detroit Tigers. You'd react the same way, too, upon remembering that Drew Pomeranz and Alex White are now members of the Colorado Rockies organization.

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