Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Ken Rosenthal  |  Last updated 8/16/13
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 FOXSports.com on Friday night before the Red Sox played the Yankees. "That seven years from 2005 to 2011, that run we had in Philly, that was one of the greatest runs they've had in that sport, in that city. "His contract was up. We all knew the situation. But to have it happen this way, I don't know if Charlie came out and said, 'If that is what is going to happen, let's do it now.' It doesn't matter. It still hurts to see it end the way it did." Victorino, 32, joined the Phillies as a Rule 5 pick after the 2004 season. Manuel took over as manager in '05 and led the Phils to five straight division titles from 2007 to '11, the World Series title in '08 and National Lea...
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