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Charlie Manuel Doesn’t Get Nervous, Nor Should You

Oct 7, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

The Phillies had a rather nerve-wracking game on Tuesday in St. Louis. It's safe to say tonight's decisive Game 5 in Philadelphia will bring similar drama. Charlie Manuel was asked after Tuesday's victory if he gets nervous in the dugout.

The Phillies had a rather nerve-wracking game on Tuesday in St. Louis. It’s safe to say tonight’s decisive Game 5 in Philadelphia will bring similar drama. Charlie Manuel was asked after Tuesday’s victory if he gets nervous in the dugout.

“No, I don’t get nervous,” Manuel said. “I don’t think I do. I mean, I get into the
game. I get excited. But I don’t know if I’d call it nervous or not.
I’ll get a little butterflies, but that’s different than actually being
nervous, I think. But I get excited. That’s the fun of managing. When
you see games like that, that’s pretty good. That’s the fun of
managing.”

So don’t be nervous, Phillies fans. Get excited. Roy’s got this.