“Everybody would like to win right off the bat,” Acta said. “It’s what comes after that. How many teams start 30-15? You’re not going to see that very often. We’d still like to have a goodstart — that sets the tone. But it’s such a long season. That’s why we downplayed allthat all the time. It’s 162 games.
“What I want to see is consistent baseball throughout the year. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how we start or how we finish. We want to be in the playoffs.”