Charlie Manuel said he understood why fans at Citizens Bank Park chose to boo Cole Hamels after one of the worst starts of his career Tuesday night. "It's part of baseball," the manager said in the dugout before Wednesday's game.
"If they pay money to come see us, and they feel like they don't like something, they'll let you know or whatever, and you've got to handle that," Manuel said.
After nine-plus years as a big-league manager, Manuel has the wisdom to practice what he preaches. In his younger days, however, his philosophy was a little bit different, to say the least.