October 17, 2006

In Waiting

There had been rumors that, after not firing Charlie Manuel but instead dismissing three of his assistant coaches, the Phillies would bring in some new coaches who could perhaps be seen as "managers in waiting," should things not work out with Charlie. Today, three of the new coaches were named, and all are ex-managers: Art Howe, Davey Lopes, and Jimy Williams. Considering the performances of the three of them in their previous managerial stops, the idea of keeping Uncle Charlie around suddenly looks a lot better.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 17, 2006 01:06 AM

that's the same principle that fat girls use, where they try to hang out with girls even fatter than themselves to look almost attractive by comparison. good work, pat gillick!

Posted by: LilB at October 18, 2006 11:08 AM
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