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Tribe News and Notes, August 23, 2012

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 22:  Manager Manny Acta doing the best he can, not agonizing about getting himself run for actually arguing a call with an umpire.
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 22: Manager Manny Acta doing the best he can, not agonizing about getting himself run for actually arguing a call with an umpire.

Manny Acta won't agonize over losses, job status: 'I'm not going to cry' -- Cleveland Indians Insider | cleveland.com

Manny Acta on his job security: "I'm going to tell you the same thing -- all I can control is to prepare myself every day and do the best I can. I'm doing the best I can."

The DiaTribe: Nature vs. Nurture

What’s so troubling about this idea – that Choo, Santana, Kipnis, and Cabrera (plus Brantley and Chiz) CANNOT pace an offense – is that those are the pieces that were put in place when this rebuild/reload/whatever started (with LaPorta) and continued in earnest. And if those guys are not good enough to form a productive offense as 2/3 of a lineup, that doesn’t leave a lot of room for hope for them maturing into those pieces as a group, much less individually.

Indians’ green initiatives at Progressive Field recognized with White House invitation " TribeVibe

The Indians may be wasting opportunities on the field, but off the field, they've reduced waste substantially.

PRO BASEBALL: Astros purchase contract of RHP Hector Ambriz " Standard-Times

Remember Hector Ambriz? He's now an Astro.