Locked On Phillies 8/14: Charlie Manuel is back

Charlie Manuel has returned to the Phillies. (Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire)

On the Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019 edition of Locked On Phillies, Phillies Nation Editorial Director Tim Kelly breaks down Charlie Manuel’s return to the Phillies as hitting coach.

Later in the show, Kelly previews Cole Hamels’ first start in Philadelphia as an opponent, which will come against his former teammate Aaron Nola.

Locked On Phillies is a daily Phillies podcast hosted by Tim Kelly that’s part of the Locked On Podcast Network. You can listen to and download Locked On Phillies on the new podcasting app Himalaya, as well as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.


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  1. Phanatic

    August 14, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Wrong move by John Middleton and the Sillies. Not that that should surprise anyone. The Sillies have been making wrong moves since 1883 with no end in sight.

    Kapler should have been fired with Charlie taking over as interim manager for the rest of the season.

    The Sillies should be contracted out of baseball as a national embarrassment and their players donated to various minor, Japanese, Korean, South American and International Leagues.

  2. Phanatic

    August 14, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    In 1979, E. Digby Baltzell, a professor on the faculty of sociology at Penn, published a book entitled:

    Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia: Two Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Class Authority And Leadership.

    Baltzell wrote about the differences in character between the two groups.

    I would like to see a sociologist write a book on the differences between the Phillies and Yankees. They can start their thesis on this:

    New York:

    George Steinbrenner: I am confident that my manger will right the ship and soon. The subtext to any Steinbrenner statement is quite explicit. Win or heads will roll.


    Andy MacPhail: If we don’t we don’t. The subtext here is the Phillies have been losers since 1883, the fans will spend the money no matter what and who really cares if we win or not. We have muppets and sliding boards and pop music not to mention yoga, dog night and theme nights.

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