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  1. There’s been a Charlie Manuel sighting, things like that

    Apr 14, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

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    The Phillies have been back at the ball yard in South Philly for just about a week now but it doesn’t really feel like spring has truly sprung until we get our first Charlie Manuel sighting of the season. Cholly is visiting the Lakewood BlueClaws this week as part of his role as Senior Advisor…

  2. Charlie Manuel on working with Phils in 2014: ‘I’m fired up and ready to go’

    Feb 5, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

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    If Charlie Manuel was upset at the timing of his firing in the middle of the 2013 season, it sure sounds like he’s gotten over it. Manuel was a guest on Philly Sports Talk on CSN on Tuesday evening and chatted with Michael Barkann, Jim Salisbury, and Rich Hoffmann. “I was a little surprised,” Manuel…

  3. Charlie Manuel to be inducted to Phillies Wall of Fame

    Feb 4, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT


    Charlie Manuel already owns the Philadelphia Phillies’ record for wins by a manager with 780, but since records are made to be broken, the franchise will immortalize the legendary skipper another way. The team announced on Tuesday that Manuel will join the ranks of the great Phillies of all time in a pre-game ceremony to…

  4. Reports: Charlie Manuel to rejoin Phillies as senior adviser to Ruben

    Jan 15, 2014, 1:54 PM EDT

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    But will he bring his lunch to Citizens Bank Park come April in a Wawa bag? According to reports by 97.5 the Fanatic’s Brian Startare and CSNPhilly’s Jim Salisbury, Charlie Manuel has agreed to return to the Phillies organization in a senior adviser role to the General Manager. When Manuel was let go back in…

  5. The Phillies have interest in Roy Halladay

    Jan 14, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Not as a pitcher obviously. He retired, remember. But the Phillies do apparently have interest in Roy Halladay as an instructor of some sort. Somewhat hidden in a note by Jim Salisbury about whether or not Charlie Manuel will return to the Philadelphia Phillies in a coaching role this coming season is a quick bit…

  6. Charlie Manuel busy cleaning gutters but still considering job with Phillies

    Nov 4, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT


    Inquirer Columnist Bob Brookover had the pleasure of recently spending some time on the phone with former Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel. They talked about what Charlie’s been up to as of late and also what the future may hold in store for the soon-to-be 70-year-old. First, I just love this quote about how Charlie’s been…

  7. You may not have seen the last of Charlie Manuel in Phillies pinstripes

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

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    It seems like just yesterday that Charlie Manuel was walking out of Citizens Bank Park with that Wawa bag in his hand for what many thought to be the last time as a member of the Phillies organization. Well, Cholly will never likely be manager again, but he could be back at CBP in another…

  8. New Charlie Manuel artwork by Daniel Duffy pays homage through his players

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT


    We’ve featured the artwork of Daniel Duffy and his Lion World shop on this site many times in the past so the style of this Charlie Manuel artwork is likely familiar to many of you. For those who haven’t seen it, Duffy uses words and stats to fill out the actual images in his work.…

  9. David Montgomery OK with Timing of Charlie Manuel’s Firing

    Sep 12, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT


    Matt Gelb has a wide-ranging interview with David Montgomery in Thursday’s edition of The Inquirer. The Phillies president gives general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. a vote of a confidence – much to your delight – and talks the organization’s upcoming TV deal. But what we really want to know almost a month after the fact…

  10. Charlie Manuel Gives His Farewell Radio Broadcast on 1210

    Aug 24, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

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    “In baseball I got to do something I truly cherish. And not that many people get to do that.” Charlie Manuel talked with host Rickie Ricardo at The Shops at Liberty Place for his final broadcast on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.  Fans gathered at the rotunda to watch the broadcast and show their appreciation, holding…

  11. Video: Roy Halladay Mentions Commitment Issues from Phillies Players During Charlie Manuel’s Final Time

    Aug 21, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Perhaps he chose to speak a little more freely since he wasn’t with the rest of the club or in the direct proximity of Charlie Manuel, but Roy Halladay said some of the more interesting things by anyone on his the former skipper’s final Phillies team. It took place after Roy’s rehab start last night…

  12. Charlie Manuel: An Appreciation

    Aug 21, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    rom the book "The Phillie Phanatic's Parade of Champions" by Tom Burgoyne and illustrator Len Epstein

    I remember a lot about Charlie Manuel’s early days as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Mostly that people sure didn’t like him, at all. The 2005 team, in Manuel’s first season, were the Bobby Abreu/Kenny Lofton/David Bell Phillies, the Ed Wade-built team that a whole lot of fans couldn’t stand despite yearly winning records. And…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

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

    Aug 16, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

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    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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. Brett Brown Cleans House of Assistant Coaching Staff, All Family Business Settled

    Aug 16, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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    It’s not gonna make too many headlines on city paper front pages the same day that the most successful manager in Phillies history is summarily dismissed, but it’s worth noting that Charlie Manuel’s removal from office is not the only coaching change that went down in Philly today. After brushing off questions about retaining the…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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

  25. 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…