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Was Charlie Manuel Even More Awesome Back In the Day?

Apr 7, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT

Cole Hamels got booed on Tuesday night. Whatever, he pitched awful,
and probably deserved to hear it a bit. But don’t think nothing
productive came out of that Tuesday night loss to the Mets because
Charlie Manuel was asked on Wednesday about fans booing and the Phils
skipper provided a couple of gems.

Ryan Lawrence of the Delco Times has the context, and additional story about giving a fan in Springfield his jersey and telling him to go coach third base while Charlie drank the fans’ beer,
but we thought we’d give you a little sample, “One day in Colorado
Springs two guys were sitting in the stands. The guys were screaming at
me and I just walked from the third-base coaches box and grabbed a
hold of one of them and was shaking him. I don’t think I could do that
in Philly.”

Pretty sure that wouldn’t fly, but it would be entertaining as hell.