Pat Burrell added to Phillies Wall of Fame, but who else from 2008 joins him?

For the second time in franchise history the Philadelphia Phillies immortalized one of the members of the 2008 World Series champions. Pat Burrell joined manager Charlie Manuel on the wall Friday evening prior to the Phillies 9-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Burrell is the first player from the 2008 team to be added to the Wall of Fame, but he clearly will not be the last. So...
Via Macho Row
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former slugging outfielder Pat Burrell inducted into Phillies Wall of Fame

View image | One of the key players from the 2008 World Series Championship team, Pat Burrell, has been inducted as the 37th member of the Philadelphia Phillies' Wall of Fame. Former manager of his, and last year's recipient of the honor, Charlie Manuel, introduced Burrell before the fans,...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Champion Phillie Burrell takes place among franchise legends

View image | The wave of 2008 Phillies are starting to join the Wall of Fame. Last season, it was Charlie Manuel. This season, it is Pat Burrell. Burrell is just the first of many players from the 2008 Phillies – some whose time must wait until their playing...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies legendary manager Charlie Manuel ties the knot with longtime fiancée Missy Martin

(Photo: According to his Twitter account, 2008 World Series champion and longtime skipper of the Phillies, Charlie Manuel, married his longtime girlfriend and fiancée Missy Martin today is Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas with @missymartin12 7-26-15 — Charlie Manuel (@CMBaseball41) July 26, 2015 Manuel, the all-time winningest manager in...
Via Philliedelphia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nola Tengo

"I don't know what my face is doing right now." "It looks like you ate a full Tony Luke's cheesesteak and forgot to swallow." "No. I mean, I did, but I took the sub out of mouth and put it in my glove compartment for later. But this is something else. Feel my cheeks, they're, like, pushed up." "You get that f**kin' Botox?" "No! I'm a 45-year-old construction worker with bad...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies walk off on Francoeur’s home run

On a day where the Phillies celebrated Christmas in July, Jeff Francoeur gave the fans a present in the form of a walk-off  two-run home run. In the process, he kept his team hot with an 8-7 win over the Marlins, completing the team’s first sweep since mid May. “Hitting season,” as former manager Charlie Manuel used to call it, was in full effect as the two clubs combined...
Via Phillies Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 11, 2002

2002 – The Indians fire manager Charlie Manuel and name third base coach Joel Skinner as the club’s interim manager after a 39-47 start to the season has Cleveland nine and a half games out of the American League Central Division race. In the final year of his contract, Manuel issued an ultimatum to first year general manager Mark Shapiro during the All-Star break. Manuel wanted...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mackanin Manager Through Rest of Homestand

Within the Andy MacPhail unveiling came a bit of interesting news. Pat Gillick would not commit to keeping Pete Mackanin as the interim manager past this four-game homestand against the Brewers. Gillick said a resolution should be had later in the week on who the manager will be for the remained of the year. Mackanin spent four years as the Phillies bench coach under Charlie Manuel...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hugh Hefner’s Sister-In-Law, Lingerie Footballer Is A Dentist & Charlie’s Joke

  Capitals-Rangers…BECAUSE IT’S THE CUP…GAME 7. The hair will be standing on your arms. You’ll be nervous and you haven’t watched a hockey game all year. It’ll probably go 4 OTs. You’ll go through a 12-pack by the start of the 3rd period. The puck drops tonight on NBCSN at 7:30.   • More of Hugh Hefner’s hot sister-in-law • Lars Ulrich WAS NOT wearing a thong...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sizing Up Sandberg: Manager Ryne Sandberg is getting little out of his players

Full disclosure: I am a Charlie Manuel guy. He wrote the foreword for my book, but he also helmed the only championship team I ever saw for Philadelphia (apologies, '08 Philly Soul). While his maneuvers on the field were, at times, befuddling, his leadership qualities and locker room presence were...
Via Philliedelphia
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Manuel is scouting Boston Red Sox prospect Manuel Margot for Phillies

View image | David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News reports today that the Phillies have sent Charlie Manuel to Salem, VA to scout Red Sox oufield prospect Manuel Margot. Coming off his strong start Monday night and with a cast of starters going down including Adam Wainwright and...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Scouting Red Sox High-A Club; Could Have Eyes On Manuel Margot

The Cole Hamels trade rumors aren’t going away anytime soon, especially given the recent pitching struggles of the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox lost again Tuesday night after a disastrous start from right-hander Clay Buchholz. The Boston rotation has been one of the worst in baseball to start the season, and at some point it might make sense for the Sox to look into options outside...
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies ponder ‘Utley Plan’ to keep second baseman fresh

Every spring for the past few years, Charlie Manuel and Ryne Sandberg established The Chase Utley Plan. The former and current Phillies managers promised they would reduce the second baseman's playing time to keep him strong late into the season. But o...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are giving away great bobbleheads

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Phillies AAA affiliate in the International League, have received plenty of attention over the years for their giveaways and promotions during the season. This year, their three bobblehead giveaways are three of the most absurd giveaways I’ve seen. BREAKING: IronPigs announce first three 2015 giveaways! Bobbleheads of Maikel Franco, Kenny Giles &...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are giving away great bobbleheads

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Phillies AAA affiliate in the International League, have received plenty of attention over the years for their giveaways and promotions during the season. This year, their three bobblehead giveaways are three of the most absurd giveaways I’ve seen. BREAKING: IronPigs announce first three 2015 giveaways! Bobbleheads of Maikel Franco, Kenny Giles &...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

IronPigs will have bobbleheads of Charlie Manuel, Maikel Franco and Kenny Giles

If you are planning to head to a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game this summer, keep an eye out for these bobbleheads of former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, relief pitcher and likely future closer Kenny Giles and third base prospect Maikel Franco! BREAKING: IronPigs announce first three 2015 giveaways! Bobbleheads of Maikel Franco, Kenny Giles & Charlie Manuel.
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Odds & Ends: Papelbon, Manuel, and Asche in Left

A lot of news and notes coming from Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly today. First, Salisbury quotes Ruben Amaro as saying “things are still alive” in reference to a potential Jonathan Papelbon trade. Salisbury notes Papelbon’s contract, which includes an easy-to-vest $13 million 2016 option, is one deterrent preventing teams other than the Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Rowand, Dan Plesac, and Charlie Manuel to be Phillies Spring Training instructors

View image | The Phillies will welcome back some familiar faces this Spring Training. Regular instructors Mike Schmidt, Roy Halladay, Dave Hollins, and Greg Luzinski are set to return, as well as a couple new faces in camp. One of the "new" instructors will be World Series champion manager...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Manuel Turned Down Multiple Coaching Opportunities To Work With Phillies' Young

Charlie Manuel at this weekend's Philadelphia Sports Writers Dinner. Photo courtesy Fr. Ed Casey Earlier this offseason, we learned that the Baltimore Orioles were interested in former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel to serve as their hitting coach. Manuel declined the offer, as did former Phillies Raul Ibañez and Jim Thome,...
Via Philliedelphia
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Manuel Declines Offer to be Orioles Hitting Coach

He apparently gave it some thought, but decided against returning to the majors. According to a tweet from Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Charlie Manuel declined the Baltimore Orioles offer to be their hitting coach. Manuel, who turns 71 in January, was let go by the Phillies on August 16, 2013, making way for current manager Ryne Sandberg. He always mentioned wanting to stay...
Via Phillies Nation
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Manuel Declines to be Next Orioles Hitting Coach, Remains With Phillies Organization.

(Photo: Matt Rappa) There has been recent speculation that former Phillies manager, Charlie Manuel, would become the next hitting coach for the Baltimore Orioles. However, news tweeted by Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun Wednesday evening put an end to the rumor. Charlie Manuel has declined the Orioles offer to...
Via Philliedelphia
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles still want Charlie Manuel to be their hitting coach

The last time Charlie Manuel was in a baseball dugout was July 2012. Then, the Philadelphia Phillies fired him and made Ryne Sandberg the new manager. Manuel, then rejoined the Phillies as a senior adviser to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Even though, Manuel has not been in the dugout for a while now, he is still getting offers from teams such as the Baltimore Orioles. In November...
Via Total Sports Live
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Are Still Reportedly Targeting Charlie Manuel For Hitting Coach

The Baltimore Orioles continue their search for a hitting coach to replace the departed Jim Presley, who was reassigned within the Baltimore Orioles organization. It is not the first time, but former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is linked to the job once again. According to Roch Kubakto of MASN, Manuel...
Via Philliedelphia
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Had Interest In Charlie Manuel, Jim Thome, Raul Ibañez For Hitting Coach

#147344541 / The Baltimore Orioles reassigned hitting coach Jim Presley within their organization and are in search of a new hitting coach. Some former Phillies have surfaced as potential candidates. However, it appears that the heavy time commitment was not appealing to them. Jim Connolly of the Baltimore Orioles...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: November 1, 1999

Cleveland Indians hitting coach Charlie Manuel is announced as the club’s new manager, replacing Mike Hargrove, who was let go after leading the club for parts of nine seasons. Hargrove posted a 721-591 record during his Indians tenure, leading the team to five consecutive division titles and postseason berths and two American League pennants. The 97-65 Indians team was eliminated...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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