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Phillies Fire Charlie Manuel and Hire Ryne Sandberg As Interim Manager

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It didn’t totally come as a surprise, but it wasn’t expected to happen before the season ended.  Today the Phillies fired Charlie Manuel, the winningest manager in the history of the organization.
They just had a news conference featuring General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and Manuel.  They talked about the decision by the organization to fire […]

Only Took Ten Minutes To Prove Another Manuel Gaffe

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The Phils are at risk of getting swept by the Cincinnati Reds tonight because of a questionable decision by Charlie Manuel to stay with Phillippe Aumont in the resumption of yesterday’s game.
Aumont was called into the game last night to pitch the bottom of the 9th inning with the score tied a 0-0. After play […]

Is Charlie Manuel Responsible For The Bad Start?

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Charlie Manuel has won the the Philadelpia area its first major professional sports championship in over 25 years. Manuel’s teams have allowed him to set the record for most regular season wins by the Philadelphia Phillies in team history.
He has won more games than any manager in the 129 year history of the Fightins. With […]

Superb Pitching Anchors Phillies To Opening Day Victory

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It’s all about the pitching. The Philadelphia Phillies’ championship hopes rest on the arms of their vaunted pitching staff with vast amounts of money invested in the starting rotation, and the closer. On Opening Day, the team’s pitching staff proved to be worth every penny.
Roy Halladay got into trouble in the first inning, allowing the […]

Manuel, Pence And Giroux At Philly Sportswriters Event

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Charlie Manuel, Hunter Pence, Ruben Amaro Jr. and Claude Giroux, were at the 2012 Philadelphia Sportswriter Banquet last night at the Crown Plaza in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Manuel said he was pleased with the way Ryan Howard recovery is going and expects him to be ready within a month of the start of the season.  […]

Lifeless Bats, Disappointing Pitching Cause Phillies To Lose Game 4

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For the first time in the five-year playoff run that the Phillies have been on, a series has been pushed to a decisive final game. The Phillies dropped Game 4 in a disappointing fashion on Thursday night, going down 5-3.
Early on, it looked like the Phillies might be on their way to ending the series […]

Game 2 Preview: Phils Must Take Advantage Of Carpenter On Short Rest

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Just one game into the series, the Phillies already have the Cardinals in a desperate situation. In the second game of the series, St. Louis will hand the ball to their ace Chris Carpenter, who will be pitching on short rest. The righthander last pitched on Wednesday is season finale against the Astros, in a […]

Howard, Phillies Offense Bails Out Halladay In Game 1

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The Phillies have picked up their first win of the postseason, taking down the St. Louis Cardinals 11-6.
The NLDS got off to a sour start for the Phillies, as Roy Halladay opened the playoffs by putting his team in a 3-0 hole after the first inning. In my preview article, I discussed how Halladay had […]

Game 1 Preview: Halladay Must Avoid A Slow Start

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Game 1 of the NLDS between the Phillies and Cardinals will get underway at 5:00 p.m. today, with Roy Halladay on the mound for the first pitch and Kyle Loshe will take the hill for St. Louis.
Halladay has put together another superb season in his second year with the Phillies, posting a 19-6 record with […]

How Should The Phillies Approach The Braves Series?

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The Phillies will begin their final regular season series tonight, taking on the Braves in Atlanta for three games before heading off into the playoffs, with Cliff Lee taking the hill in the first game. They find themselves in a very strange position in this series. Though they’ve already secured the division title and home […]

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