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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 Philadelphia back when Charlie first arrived in town and he was in the clubhouse still wearing a Phillies uniform when Manuel walked out of his office for the final time on Friday afternoon.

So what did J-Roll and Cholly talk about on their final day as player and coach?

Rollins said he was in Cholly’s office for about twenty minutes following Manuel’s goodbye press conference. They didn’t reminisce about the good times they had together. They just laughed like they always have, same old conversation as usual, probably talking about baseball.

Jimmy showed his maturity a bit, not getting too emotional about the situation, noting that important pieces coming and going from organizations is now the business of baseball. This isn’t the first manager J-Roll has seen given a pink slip.

But there was one moment that made my heart grow eleven sizes while listening to Rollins talk about his departed manager.

“I guess I’ll have a fishing buddy now down in Florida,” Rollins said.

For more on Charlie Manuel departing Philadelphia check our Charlie Manuel tag here.

  1. Mostel - Aug 17, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Ha ha ha, yuck it up Jimmy. 100% sure you’re one of the guys the new manager had in mind when he mentioned guys mailing it in.

  2. F_I_J - Aug 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    yeah, go fishing as soon as management fires your sorry ass as well. You and RAJ are the main reasons Charlie couldn’t win–lousy players and the ones here don’t give a shit beyond their own interests (“I want some more records so won’t agree to be traded”)

    • philly4evr - Aug 17, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      You’re an ass-clown

    • Hiccup - Aug 18, 2013 at 4:53 AM

      Huh? Fires his sorry arse? He helped the Phillies win all them titles . Yes, he is lazy at times but what’s wrong with wanting to stay with the team you started with? He needs discipline not firing; hopefully Ryne will provide this.


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