Originally posted on Macho Row  |  Last updated 8/19/13
I wanted to wait and see how I felt about everything after the weekend before really diving in to the news of the Philadelphia Phillies firing Charlie Manuel and naming Ryne Sandberg as the interim manager Friday afternoon. In brief, it had to be done but not quite in this fashion. Overall, I am OK with what transpired. Removing Charlie Manuel as manager now was the right decision to make, but how it was executed could have been altered without deviating form the overall goal. I have been firm on the idea that removing Manuel during the season was a perfectly acceptable decision if it means giving Sandberg some time to fairly be evaluated as a major league manager before taking a potential plunge with him in charge in 2014 and beyond.  For an organization largely criticizes recently for not being forward-thinking enough, this was the right move to be made. I would much rather the Phillies come to a decision, for better or worse, regarding Sandberg as a potential manager now as opposed
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