Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Charlie Manuel Votes Others Off Island
He may not know how to handle a bullpen, but Charlie Manuel does seem to do well at watching his own back. After telling us for years that coaches Gary Varsho, Marc Bombard, and Phillies lifer Bill Dancy were serious manager material, the Phillies dumped all three but retained their boss. One could argue that after two consecutive near-misses on the wild card, the Phils needed to shake things up. One could also argue that Manuel ascribes strongly to the theory that the best way for Caesar to cross the forum is to make sure that there's nobody named Brutus within twenty miles.