Monday night’s loss was followed by a verbal exchange involving Charlie Manuel and a Philly talk show host.
For over two years, this host has been heaving it on Charlie and Charlie had enough.
The media didn’t.
Cold Pizza wanted both this morning. Charlie, and rightfully so, felt he had his say and the issue was over. That was also the feeling of Pat Gillick and the organization. So, the answer was no thank you to Cold Pizza, another live TV request and a live radio request.
One of the local papers is doing a separate story tomorrow on the unfriendly exchange. Heck, verbal abuses between those in uniform and the media isn’t new. That’s life in sports.
The same paper wanted to check out a report that the Phillies have called a 4 o’clock press conference this afternoon. That was an easy response, “Nothing is planned. Relax everyone, relax.”
Down in Washington, DC, where the Phillies opened a two-game series with the Nationals, Manual announced something else that created a buzz, Brett Myers is going to the bullpen and Jon Lieber to the rotation. You can read all about it tomorrow
So much for a quite day in the office.