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Wonder Twin Powers, Acta-vate

The Post Office is closed. So is the Atrium Cafe. Jim Bowden and Zim and Manny Acta and Stan Kasten are making the rounds to all of the TV cameras and shaking hands. Manny Acta is still wearing his white Nats jersey and red Nats cap over his dark suit. Lindsay Czarniak is here, and for some reason she's not polishing her stand-up routine for a comedy event that starts in just a few hours. I hope Bram Weinstein is not making a similar blunder.

Obviously the highlight of the afternoon was Bowden's introduction: "Time to Acta-vate, baby." Brilliant.

"Trademark Bowden right there," said Zim, who was in town to look at houses in Arlington and Alexandria and was invited to stop by for the festivities.

Manny's wife, Cindy, said they've heard plenty of similar puns, and they don't mind at all.

"That's great," she said of Acta-vate. "We're fine, we're easy-going, nothing bothers us. Unless it's mean. Then it bothers us."

I asked Bowden he had thought of that line himself, but he gave credit to Esskay.

"Actually, I had another line that I was gonna use, but I didn't think it was appropriate," he said. "A friend e-mailed me and said 'You're the only GM in baseball that has an actress for a fiance and an Acta for a manager.' But I didn't think that was appropriate."

Heck, I would have used it.

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 14, 2006; 5:27 PM ET
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I realize that it's probably not appropriate to use this space to advocate for violence, but...

What kind of cheese would go best with Bowden's canned-ham act?

Posted by: Chris | November 14, 2006 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Obviously, Lindsay didn't need anymore practice with her WIN tonite!!!

Weinstein was a great talent as usual...

Judges were geeks-hint!ha!

Posted by: WGDC- | November 15, 2006 1:27 AM | Report abuse

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