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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 capacity in the future.

Ruben Amaro Jr. hinted at such a scenario back on the day he teared up while sending Manuel packing, but yesterday we learned that Amaro and Manuel have been in discussions about an actual position in the organization for Charlie.

Amaro spoke to reporters yesterday, including’s Jim Salisbury, and shared the following:

“Charlie and I had a real good discussion a few days ago,” Amaro said. “I think Charlie is in the process of deciding what he wants to do. He would be a valuable member of our organization. I think he could help in a variety of ways. Hopefully we can work it out.

“We have made him an offer. Hopefully it would be something he’d be interested in doing.

I think you’d be hard pressed to find a Phillies fan that wouldn’t love to see Charlie back around the team in the future. Now to wait and see what Charlie has an inkling to do with his future.

>>Manuel offered job [CSN]

  1. Kevin - Oct 9, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    I’d love to have Charlie back but not sure it makes all that much sense. Having Charlie around the team might send some mixed signals to the team about Ryne Sandberg. Ideally if Charlie does come back it is as a special adviser role to Ruben and the front office similar to what Ed Wade had back in 2011.

  2. connie - Oct 9, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    I would love to see Charlie back…bring him back, if he wishes to come back…love it…we miss you Charlie…

  3. Guy - Oct 9, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    NOT ME

  4. BenE. - Oct 9, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Well what I’m saying is like, I look at this team and umm, they still you know, they can’t like, still can’t hit. And umm I think basically what I’m saying is I think we should raise tickets another 2 dollars.

  5. Ramonski - Oct 9, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Hitting coach?

  6. Nive - Oct 9, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    I’d personally like to see him replace Wheels up in the booth

    • Jack MeOff - Oct 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      I do hate Wheels also but Uncle Charlie calling they game? he can barely get a word out let alone a whole sentence

      • Nive - Oct 10, 2013 at 11:23 AM

        That never stopped Sarge

  7. Renmiked - Oct 10, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    He could be t-shirt cannon guy.


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