Phillies’ Charlie Manuel: A Class Act

Posted: 30th September 2009 by Jim Mc in MLB
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With two outs in the top of the 9th, Charlie Manuel emerged from the top step of the dugout. The Phillies, sporting a 10-3 lead over the Houston Astros, stood poised to claim their third straight division title. Scott Eyre, returning from the disabled list, had quickly recorded the first two outs, getting former Phillie Michael Bourne and Miguel Tejada. But here comes Uncle Charlie, waving for the bullpen. There goes the Philadelphia faithful, waving the white rally towels. And out comes Brad Lidge to collect the final out. The fans loved it. The bullpen loved it. Even Eyre loved it. And one pitch later, the Phillies had gained admittance into the 2009 playoff dance and a chance to repeat as World Series Champions.á And the man who closed out that last victory last year was the on the bum ...

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