Found August 31, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
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Philadelphia Phillies (62-69) at Atlanta Braves (74-57) Roy Halladay (8-7, 3.88) vs. Mike Minor (7-10, 4.71) Time: 7:35, Turner Field TV: CSN Weather: Mostly sunny, 82 Media: Twitter and Facebook Jimmy Rollins is in the lineup tonight. And how do you feel about that? He was given a talk-to by Charlie Manuel about once again failing to run out a pop up in the Mets series. Manuel said Rollins “manned up.”  It’s unlikely he’ll ever learn from his mistakes, but Charlie probably should have benched him a game just to send a message. Not that it matters, but with a team of youngsters surrounding Rollins, he should be showing some more leadership qualities. I’ve gotten into arguments with people about the whole “leadership” thing, but I do feel it exists. He is the elder statesman and players look up to him. Rollins’ longevity has made him one of the best shortstops in the game, and over a long period. But when he has these letdowns, it drains an already struggling team. Manuel said it ...
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