The firing of Charlie Manuel
Phillies say goodbye to winningest manager, slap 'interim' tag on Ryne Sandberg
It's never neat or clean or seamless -- these news conferences when managers are being pointed to the nearest exit ramp. So, there was no chance that the not-so-grand finale of Charlie Manuel in Philadelphia on Friday was going to be any different.
But wow. What an odd scene.
The general manager -- Ruben Amaro Jr. -- fought back teardrops.
The ex-manager sat at his side, yukked it up and said he almost wore his uniform to the news ...
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