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The Phillies announced early Friday afternoon that they would have a 2:30 p.m. press conference. Not long after that, the reported news was out. The Phillies will be making a managerial change and will be moving on from current skipper Charlie Manuel, according to CSN Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury. Manuel is in his ninth season as Phillies manager. His record is 780-36 over that time. The Phillies won the World Series in 2008 under Manuel and they returned to the Fall Classic in 2009 but fell to the Yankees. Manuel led Philly to five consecutive division titles from 2007 through 2011. However, the Phils went just 81-81 last season and are 53-67 this year. Phillies to make manager change, sources say. Press at 230.— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) August 16, 2013 Filed under: Headlines, MLB

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...

Manuel out as Phillies manager

Charlie Manuel was fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, with his team way out of the pennant race and in a tailspin since the All-Star break. Manuel was replaced by Hall of Famer and former Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg, the Phillies' third-base coach. Sandberg managed the Phillies' Triple-A team at Lehigh Valley the previous two seasons. The team...

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 out with Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies and manager Charlie Manuel have agreed to part ways. Third base coach Ryne Sandberg will take over as interim manager – with this opportunity likely being a tryout to see whether or not he will manage the team going into next season. Sandberg had been rumored to be the Manuel’s predecessor after Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. let Manuel know...

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...

Report: Charlie Manuel out as manager

The Philadelphia Phillies will make a change in managers this afternoon, according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly. Phillies to make manager change, sources say. Press at 230. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) August 16, 2013 The Phillies will be holding a press conference at 2:30 p.m. It is just a guess of mine that Ryne Sandberg will assume the duties as manager...

BREAKING: Phillies call press conference, manager change expected

After an extremely disappointing 53-67 record through the first 3/4 of the season, the Philadelphia Phillies are expected to announce the relief of duty of manager Charlie Manuel at a 2:30 EDT press conference.  The story was tweeted by Jim Salisbury of Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia: Phillies to make manager change, sources say. Press at 230. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN...

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 […]

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...

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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