Many of the responses to the news that Charlie Manuel would be back as Phillies skipper were quite negative. I realize Matt weighed in already, but I thought I'd throw my two cents out there.
I like Charlie Manuel. Initially, I thought him to be that country bumpkin who didn't know how to form complete sentences. Heck, I even owned FireCharlieManuel.com for a while. Then I actually felt bad about having a website dedicated to the firing of somebody from their job. Just didn't seem right to me. Charlie seemed like a decent enough guy.
Then, he found a way to get this battered and torn team into the post
season. They played for him. They liked him. We liked him. Sure,
Cholly might not be one of those brilliant minds who calculates every
decision based off of PECOTA and who bats what against lefties in
daylight hours. Whatever.
One of the things I read after the season ended was about how Charlie
went around to every single player after the loss and thanked them.
Something about that deserves some respect.
Charlie's not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to telling us
what he's thinking, but as one baseball critic once said, Charlie's
forgotten more hitting than most of us will ever know. Let's just hope
he can get that into Aaron Rowand's head next time he's playing the
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Karekin Brooks rushed for 268 yards with three touchdowns on 29 carries and Pennsylvania outlasted Lehigh 65-47 on Saturday in the 60th meeting between the defending champions of the Patriot and Ivy leagues.
Brooks became the 12th Quaker to rush for 200-plus yards in a game and moved into second on Penn's single-game rushing record, behind Terrance Stokes' 272 yards against Princeton in 1993. Brooks also threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to David Ryslik early in the fourth quarter, which made it 56-35.
Penn (2-0) scored consecutive touchdowns 1-minute, 9 seconds apart late in the second quarter to establish a two-touchdown lead it maintained during a second half that saw the teams trade scores on virtually every possession.
Will Fischer-Colbrie finished 13 of 20 for 235 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Christian Pearson on a 43-yard scoring strike, Logan Sharp from 26 yards and Nicholas Bokun late in the fourth from 21 yards out.
Lehigh (0-4) was led by Brad Mayes, who went 26 of 40 for 444 yards with four touchdowns, but also suffered two interceptions.