2013 Philadelphia Phillies (MLB): Charlie Manuel has been fired (Aug. 16)
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08-16-2013, 12:44 PM
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Charlie Manuel is gone. Announcement @ 2:30
When it was time for Ruben Amaro Jr. to announce that manager Charlie Manuel had been fired by the Phillies, the general manager became emotional as he delivered the official goodbye.
"I just want to say this," Amaro said as his voice grew thick and halting. "You people may not know the relationship I've had with Charlie. He's a special person. This is difficult for me. I hope he stays in our organization."
Amaro had good reason to regret the way the change went down, because the team's front office had a lot to do with Manuel not being able to finish out his contract with more dignity than can be mustered in a hastily-called August afternoon press conference.
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