Leslie Gudel sat down with Charlie Manuel – who, as you can see, was at a local Shop Rite after his interview – to discuss his time with the Phillies. Manuel basically said what we all knew:
...Did you know it in Spring Training or before the season started?
“Spring Training. The last two years, yes. But you know something, Leslie, I always figured that we’d add pieces and things like that. I always thought, I can say it, I’m straight, I always thought, check this out: When someone talked contract to me, OK? When everyone talked contract to me, especially after we won, and I looked up in the stands and see baseball at its peak here in Philadelphia and I guarantee you I used to say this sometime to some of my friends or something, or my son or something, I’d say I’d sign that contract, they’re going to always put a good team on the field. And we’re going to always have more talent than we’ll need, and I said that because those people keep coming and filling the ballpark, the way baseball’s flying in Philly, I mean seriously that was absolutely no problem at all. I knew if we started the season with this team that somewhere along the line we were going to improve it, and if you remember, there were a lot of years where we definitely did that all that. They always went out and they always got pieces and gave us a good opportunity to win.”
Posted: August 20, 2013 at 04:35 PM | 38 comment(s)
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