“In baseball I got to do something I truly cherish. And not that many people get to do that.”
Charlie Manuel talked with host Rickie Ricardo at The Shops at Liberty Place for his final broadcast on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT. Fans gathered at the rotunda to watch the broadcast and show their appreciation, holding signs provided by the station with messages like “World Champion Charlie” and “Charlie’s Angels.”
[for more photos from Charlie Manuel's final radio show, check out the Flickr gallery here]
Manuel reflected on his career, from his time in Japan to managing a championship team in Philadelphia. Of that transition, he commented that his time adjusting and gaining acceptance in Philly was never a concern, having had overcome a much bigger cultural hurdle in Japan. He came to Philadelphia not expecting to be manager, as Ed Wade had all but made it clear that Larry Bowa would be his guy. Now with his time as manager behind him, Manuel plans to go home and “do some thinking,” as well as fish, golf, examine his options.
Manuel fielded questions from the audience with his usual humility. When a fan suggested a statue be built at Citizens Bank Park in his honor, Manuel responded that if there was a statue of him, there would have to be one of all the players because they are the ones who make it happen. Manuel characterized baseball as a “second-guessing game,” explaining that every decision that turns out wrong can be second-guessed, “and that's what makes it good.”
Three games into his NFL career, Carson Wentz might need a bigger trophy case.
The 23-year-old, who picked up his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Pittsburgh, has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.
Yes, Wentz's first NFL month was a special one.
The No. 2 pick from North Dakota State has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 769 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's the first rookie in NFL history to put up those numbers in the first three games of a career. And his 102 straight passing attempts without an interception is also a rookie record.
It's hard to believe that a little over a week before the season began, Wentz was scheduled to be the Eagles' third-string quarterback and have a redshirt year. That all changed when de facto GM Howie Roseman traded away starter Sam Bradford and the team decided to start the rookie.
While many thought the decision to start Wentz was the beginning of a long rebuilding year, the rookie has the Eagles off to a fast 3-0 start. Wentz has played very well, but has also been aided by a stout defense, led by NFC Defensive Player of the Month Fletcher Cox.
This week, Wentz is spending some time hunting while the Eagles are on their bye week. He bagged another trophy on Thursday.
The team will be back in action on Oct. 9 in Detroit to face the Lions.
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Joel Embiid really trusts the process.
And he'll tell you as much over and over.
In fact, JoJo said it so much yesterdady that he was cracking himself up about just how much he trusts the process.
By most accounts, Joel was a bit rusty in the first couple of practices to kick off training camp, but, you know, you've just got to trust the process.
And he does. Trust the process.