Should Manuel stay or should he go? I'm not ready to make a judgment.
Manuel has received a vote of confidence from General Manager Pat
Gillick, but in Philadelphia, a vote of confidence is not always
different from a last cigarette.
Yet it is not Gillick’s habit
to fire managers in midseason. The players have to accept
responsibility, he said Thursday, especially for becoming impatient at
the plate with runners in scoring position. Far too many have been left
stranded like castaways on “Gilligan’s Island.”
“He can’t go up there and hit for them,” Gillick said of Manuel.
The article is worth clicking on to see the sexy shot of Charlie Manuel and Davey Lopes.