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The Philadelphia Phillies will fire manager Charlie Manuel at a 2:30 pm ET press conference. At the press conference the Phillies will announce that Manuel has been relieved of his duties according to Jim Salisbury of Phillies to make manager change, sources say. Press at 230. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) August 16, 2013 The news is hardly surprisingly with Manuel turning 70 before the start of next season and the Phillies failing to meet expectations for the second straight year. Earlier Friday the Phillies placed pitcher John Lannan on the disabled list with a knee injury. B.J. Rosenberg has been recalled to occupy his roster spot.

Charlie Manuel Displays Class in Wake of Being Fired, Asks Fans to Keep Rooting for Phillies

Charlie Manuel was never supposed to have survived in Philadelphia, professionally speaking. He was a Japanese league superstar who made his (small) mark as a major league player serving as a pinch hitter. He spoke with a West Virginia drawl in a city where the ability to talk fast and slick is only slightly less important to a person’s success than being a local. And he was mocked...

Despite Firing Just A Day Ago, Charlie Manuel Will Make Autograph Appearance Today

Former Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel handled his firing with class at a press conference just a day ago. And despite the pain that likely has come with losing his job, Charlie Manuel is going to show some more class, just a day later. Today, Charlie Manuel will keep his autograph...

Report: Phillies to fire manager Charlie Manuel

The Philadelphia Phillies will fire Charlie Manuel on Friday multiple media sources report. The team has called a press conference for 2:30 ET to announce the move. Manuel has been managing the Phillies since the beginning of the 2005 season and has posted a record of 780-636 in that time. Philadelphia won a World Series title under his leadership in 2008 and returned to the World...

Charlie Manuel: You're Fired!

It appears the floundering Phillies of Philadelphia fame will have a new manager this Friday eve. That's because they've fired longtime manager Charlie Manuel. The Phillies were THE dominant NL East team in the Manuel era, which began in 2005. He managed to bring home a World Series title in 2008 and a World Series appearance in 2009, but the past two seasons have not...

Charlie Manuel: Someone had to Go

Friday August 16, 2013, approximately 2:30 pm during a press conference it was announced that Philllies Manager Charlie Manuel was being replaced with Ryne Sandberg as interim manager. The Phillies have been on a spiral downward since the Allstar break, 5 -19. Did anyone really expect Charlie to be the manager in 2014? The only surprise was that Ruben made the change at this time...

Reports: Charlie Manuel Out as Phillies Manager

Picture Credit: Andrew Gillen It has finally happened. According to Matt Gelb and sources, the Charlie Manuel Era in Philadelphia is over. A 2:30 press conference was announced just moments ago with no reason given, but it has been all but confirmed it is Manuel's departure. Whether or not it...

Phillies Lose 6-3, Also Lose Lannan To Injury

After a rain delay of about an hour and 50 minutes, the expectations for John Lannan, coming off a recent string of underwhelming performances, probably weren't very high. He still probably fell short of them in an injury-shortened start Wednesday night as the Phillies fell behind Atlanta early en-route to...

Gameday: Phillies (53-66) at Braves (73-47)

Philadelphia Phillies (53-66) vs Atlanta Braves (73-47) John Lannan (3-5, 4.81) vs Brandon Beachy (1-0, 5.00) Time: 7:10, Turner Field TV: CSN Weather: 73, cloudy, chance of later thunderstorms Media: Twitter and Facebook The Phils look to win the series from the first-place Braves in Atlanta. This one looks like it will start right around 9:00 PM tonight. Stay dry! Lineup: Rollins...

Charlie Manuel Fired

Charlie Manuel has been fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Word came out earlier today in a press conference involving Manuel and general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. Ryne Sandberg has been named interim manager for the remainder of the season. That should become permanent at season’s end. The club informed Manuel that his contract […]

Braves Drop Phils For Series Victory

Domonic Brown was the lone highlight tonight. (Photo: AP) Following an hour and 48 minute rain delay, the Phillies took the field and got to doing what they do best–losing baseball games. This time, it was 6-3, but the score hardly matters. Another notch in the loss column, making it 19 losses in their last 24 games. In a game that also featured a stoppage for bats and an injury...

Victorino: Firing of Manuel 'hurts'

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino said the news almost made him cry. He hurt for Charlie Manuel, his former manager in Philadelphia. He was saddened to learn that the Phillies dismissed Manuel on Friday, with six weeks left in the season. "It almost was to the point where I teared up a little bit," Victorino told on Friday night before the Red Sox played...

Goodbye, Cholly

Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. I don't care how many stupid moves he made in-game, Charlie Manuel was a lot better manager than we gave him credit for while here, which is totally fair. You never want to heap praise on the guy while they're here. Charlie got a lot...

Three Cuts: Braves top Phils, win sixth straight series

Following yet another rain delay, the Braves jumped all over the Phillies and coasted to a 6-3 win Wednesday night. Here are three observations from the game: 1. The Braves did not give John Lannan a chance to get comfortable When it comes to scoring in the first two innings of ballgames, the Braves have not exactly been world-beaters this season, saving the majority of their fireworks...

Phillies fire manager Charlie Manuel

Manager Charlie Manuel has been let go by the Philadelphia Phillies, and will be replaced by Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg, multiple media sources have reported. The Phillies are holding a press conference at 2:30 p.m ET. Manuel, 

Mets’ Terry Collins Deservers To Stay

The firing of Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel has put Terry Collins’ status with the New York Mets into the forefront. The sacking of Manuel demonstrates once again baseball is widely unfair. After a long playoff run, which included several trips to the World Series, followed by a run of injuries from Chase Utley to Ryan Howard to Roy Halladay, the Phillies are south of the...
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