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  1. Ryne Sandberg Gets First Victory In Walkoff Fashion

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT


    Ryne Sandberg hasn’t been mentioned a lot around these parts over the past few days. That’s not a knock on him per se, it’s just that Charlie Manuel meant so much to the city of Philadelphia and its baseball team. But Sandberg took a big step in his managerial career on Sunday by getting the…

  2. Video: ‘Fire Ruben!’ Chants Break Out at Citizens Bank Park; Phillies Shut Out Again

    Aug 17, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT


    From our Fearless Leader at the ballpark: “Fire Ruben!” chants going on in the outfield. Dodgers 2 Phillies 0 top 9 — The700Level (@The700Level) August 18, 2013 And this was before Juan Uribe’s three-run shot in the ninth to make it a 5-0 final. Two games into the Ryne Sandberg era, and the Phillies…

  3. Charlie Manuel Signed Autographs at the Granite Run Mall Saturday; He Loves Every One of You

    Aug 17, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT


    Just one day after being removed as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Charlie Manuel was back in the front of the fans on Saturday. Prior to his firing, Manuel had been booked for an autograph signing at the Granite Run Mall, and he showed up on Saturday to honor his commitment. Asked how it was…

  4. J-Roll Quotable: Despite Country Accent, Charlie Manuel ‘Sharp as a Tack’

    Aug 17, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT


    “You hear his country accent and you think he’s a little bit slow but he’s sharp as a tack,” Jimmy Rollins said of his former manager on Friday night after Charlie Manuel was let go from his role with the Phillies. Last night’s losing pitcher Cliff Lee also commented on Charlie’s departure, noting it’s part…

  5. Jimmy Rollins On Charlie Manuel Firing: ‘I guess I’ll have a fishing buddy now’

    Aug 17, 2013, 12:08 AM EDT


    We’re going to hear from pretty much everyone ever associated with the Charlie Manuel Era over the next few days, sharing their thoughts and reflecting on what a great guy Charlie is and how much he loved the game of baseball. Obviously we plan on sharing some of our favorites. Jimmy Rollins was here in…

  6. Jayson Werth Says Charlie Manuel Would Adopt Chase Utley If He Could

    Aug 16, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

    We’re going to hear from pretty much everyone ever associated with the Charlie Manuel era over the next few days, sharing their thoughts and reflecting on what a great guy Charlie is and how much he loved the game. Obviously we plan on sharing some of our favorites. One guy’s view that jumped out at…

  7. Photo: This Shot of Charlie Manuel Leaving Citizens Bank Park is Really Sad

    Aug 16, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    Charlie Manuel

    Charlie Manuel walks out of the stadium after being fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Philadelphia. Manuel, the winningest manager in franchise history, was replaced by Hall of Famer and former Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg, the Phillies’ third-base…

  8. Charlie Out With 42 Games to Go: Why Bother?

    Aug 16, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT


    I don’t know if Charlie Manuel should have remained the coach of the Philadelphia Phillies for next year and beyond. Chase Utley says he wanted to play his entire career for Uncle Cholly, and if he’s good enough for Chase, then that’s basically good enough for me. But obviously this Phillies team isn’t the one…

  9. Charlie Manuel: ‘I never quit nothing and I did not resign.’

    Aug 16, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT


    “I never quit nothing and I did not resign,” Charlie Manuel said at his final press conference in Philadelphia today. It was pretty clear after watching today’s press conference that Charlie was fired by Ruben Amaro Jr. and the organization. Charlie was informed of the news prior to Wednesday night’s game but still managed the…

  10. Watch Ruben Amaro Jr. Cry After Firing Charlie Manuel

    Aug 16, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT


    Well that was incredibly tough to watch. Charlie Manuel had his final press conference today in Philadelphia and made it clear that he did not resign, he did not quit on his team. Charlie Manuel was fired by the Phillies. Much more on the sad and moving press conference later but for now you can…

  11. Charlie Manuel Out as Manager of the Phillies

    Aug 16, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT


    It’s a sad day in Philadelphia. And the true end of one of the most magical eras in Philly sports history. Charlie Manuel is out as Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. It’s hard to blame Charlie for this team’s struggles. There’s not a lot a manager can do to get a mediocre ball club to…

  12. Phillies to Announce ‘News’ at 2:30 Press Conference

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT


    WHAT:             Press conference to announce news from the Phillies WHEN:             Friday, August 16, 2013 2:30 p.m. WHERE:           Media Interview Room, Citizens Bank Park Jim Salisbury’s sources are pointing to a manager change: Phillies to make manager change, sources say. Press at 230. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) August 16, 2013

  13. Roy Halladay Pitched Today… In a Game!

    Aug 15, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT


    The Doc is in. Roy Halladay made his first rehab start for the Gulf Coast League Phillies on Thursday, and initial estimates have him rejoining the big club possibly as early as this month. So, how did the two-time Cy Young Award winner do in first game action since May 5? Eh, well it’s hard…

  14. Braves Bat Boy Might Now One Day Become Batman

    Aug 15, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT


    A live bat made its way onto the field last night at Turner Field, which should be your first indication that it was not in the hands of a Phillie. The bat, sitting/laying on the infield grass in the second inning, appeared unable to fly and was picked up by Braves third baseman Paul Janish,…

  15. The Phillies Are Bad At Baseball So You Should Probably Read a Blog Written By a Chase Utley Plush Toy

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

    Little Chase as a pirate for Halloween

    Hi everybody. It’s the year 2013. It’s the month of August. The Phillies are not a good baseball team and nobody wants to read stupid blogs about them. Losing hurts. Losing is not enjoyable. But be thankful that you’re alive in the year 2013 for you can read a blog about the Phillies written by…

  16. Happy Trails, Delmon Young: A Photo Gallery of the Former Phillies Right Fielder’s Time in Philadelphia

    Aug 14, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT


    The Philadelphia Phillies released right fielder Delmon Young this evening after he refused to accept an assignment with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. It’s safe to say Young’s time in Philly was not very memorable — at least for any real positive reasons. He appeared in 80 games as a Phillie before being DFA’d to get…

  17. Watch Chooch Give Charlie a Gift From the Team After 1,000th Victory

    Aug 14, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT


    Charlie Manuel won his 1,000th game as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night and Carlos Ruiz and his teammates honored Chuck following the game by giving him a base signed by the team. Charlie became just the 59th manager in baseball history to reach the milestone. The video is worth watching to hear…

  18. All of a Sudden, Cole Hamels Isn’t Having That Bad a Season

    Aug 13, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

    If you were to list the biggest reasons the Phillies underperformed in the first half of the year, Cole Hamels’ rough start to the season might not be #1–Doc’s shoulder surgery after giving up 33 runs in 34 innings would probably be tough to unseat there–but it’d certainly be top five. Through the end of…

  19. Watch Cody Asche Flash the Sick Leather and Then Blast a Homer in Breakout Performance

    Aug 13, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

    Kid ain't afraid to get dirty

    These have been trying times to be a Phillies fan but after dropping 11-straight games on the road Cole Hamels and the Phillies found a way to earn the ‘W’ on Monday night in Atlanta. Not only did Hamels earn the impressive win but rookie third baseman Cody Asche gave us a real nice glimmer…

  20. The Phillies Are Due…

    Aug 12, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers

    The Phillies kick off a road series tonight in Atlanta… #Phillies are 0-11 with a .194 batting average and 6.65 ERA in their past 11 road games. — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) August 12, 2013

  21. The Phillies Got Swept by the Nats and Charlie Called It the Toughest Stretch of His Career

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT


    The Phillies lost to the Washington Nationals on Friday. Then they lost again on Saturday. And once more on Sunday. The Wheels are long gone. They fell off weeks ago. Charlie Manuel talked about it all following yesterday’s game and called it the toughest stretch of his managerial career. “I don’t know whatcha gonna do…

  22. Video: Watch a Phillies Groundkeeper Get Trapped Under the Tarp During Rain Delay

    Aug 9, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT


    It was a pretty stellar day for the Phillies on Thursday. They pounded the Chicago Cubs. They re-signed Chase Utley for a couple of more years. There was plenty of beer to drink, etc. It was not as great a day for the Cubs and/or the groundskeeper who took a stumble while pulling the tarp…

  23. Is Ruben Amaro Jr. Delusional?

    Aug 9, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Ruben Amaro Jr.

    Solid tweet from Phillies beat writer Matt Gelb this morning: “Maybe I’m delusional,” Ruben Amaro Jr. said, and @brookob believes that is not a far-fetched idea. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) August 9, 2013 Amaro said this yesterday at the press conference to announce Chase Utley’s extension with the club. The conversation obviously lead to…

  24. Chase Utley’s Extension Could Actually Reach Five Years, $75 Million

    Aug 8, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT

    utley throw

    It turns out Chase Utley could be in Philadelphia a lot longer than two years. How does 2018 sound? Thanks to the unique structure of Utley’s new contract, it could happen. While the extension only guarantees the five-time All Star two more years with the Phillies, if he manages to stay healthy it could go…

  25. Friendly Reminder: The Phillies Play This Afternoon

    Aug 8, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    High five, buddy! I guess.

    The Twitter was a buzz this morning when word broke that Phillies 3B Michael Young cleared waivers and was later pulled from Charlie Manuel’s starting lineup. Many thought it meant that a Young trade was imminent. Alas, he’s just working with a sore hammy and Charlie took him out of the lineup. Which leaves the…