July 10, 2012 |
CHARLIE MANUEL lives his life large. He's a big guy, with a big smile, and a big voice. At noontime Sunday, Charlie Manuel wasn't sitting big. He looked a little stunned. A little beaten. Chastened. His boss, team president David Montgomery, met with Manuel for more than an hour before Sunday's first-half finale. Afterward, Manuel took a stroll through the clubhouse, stopped for a bathroom break, then sat down behind the desk he hopes will continue to be his. "We just talked about the team and things," Manuel explained to the Daily News.
June 19, 2010 |
Here's a look at members of the all-Southeastern Pennsylvania softball first team: Pitcher: Fran Carrullo, Central Bucks South. Carrullo, a junior who has committed to St. John's, threw 11 shutouts in 19 games this season. The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania player of the year, she went 17-2, leading the Titans to the PIAA Class AAAA state final. In the regular season, Carrullo struck out 64 and posted a 0.538 ERA. Pitcher: Erica Cipolloni, Nazareth Academy. A senior headed to Virginia, Cipolloni went 19-1 and pitched six no-hitters this season for the District 1-champion Pandas.
November 12, 2009 |
Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino did not win the World Series again this year, but they are repeat winners of the Gold Glove at their positions. Rollins won his third consecutive National League Gold Glove at shortstop yesterday, while Victorino claimed his second straight in the outfield. Rollins, who will turn 31 on Nov. 27, led all major-league shortstops with a .990 fielding percentage and made just six errors, fewest among full-time big-league shortstops. He had an 86-game errorless streak during the season.
October 20, 2009 |
There was no reason to rush. Manny Ramirez certainly didn't. The Dodgers' mega-maned leftfielder, targeted relentlessly by Citizens Bank Park's vocal fans, bounced a ball innocently, routinely in fact, to third base to start last night's sixth inning in a game L.A. led, 3-2. He departed the batter's box like a man going to get the morning paper off his driveway, flipping his bat aside as he moved toward first base. But, for some reason, Pedro Feliz saw the leadoff grounder differently.
May 28, 2009 |
It's no secret that Charlie Manuel has dropped some serious weight. Even the umpires have noticed that the Phillies manager has trimmed down. In a game against the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park on May 12, Manuel jogged out to argue a call with first-base umpire Bob Davidson. Manuel had fire in his eyes when he approached Davidson, but the umpire defused some of the manager's ire by paying him a quick compliment. "I got there and he said, 'God, Charlie, you've lost a ton of weight.
March 20, 2009 |
MIAMI - The Arizona State basketball team lost 15 straight games 2 years ago. That was before James Harden, the Pacific-10 Player of the Year, arrived to help turn the Sun Devils' program around. It's not surprising, then, that the electric sophomore guard is getting most of the attention as ASU prepares to play its first-round NCAA Tournament game against Temple this afternoon. What the team has accomplished, though, might just mean more to forward Jeff Pendergraph than to anyone.
April 23, 2006 |
On a wall just inside Charlie Manuel's office at Citizens Bank Park are framed quotations from Harry S. Truman, Christy Mathewson, Billy Martin and Walter Alston. The Martin quote immediately stuck out. "When I lose a ball game, I can't eat," it read. "Sometimes I can hardly sleep. If you're in love with the game, you can't turn it on and off like a light. " Manuel, who's on solid footing with Phillies general manager Pat Gillick, has eaten. He has slept. But he otherwise feels crummy about the way his team has played.
February 25, 2004 |
Pete Rose will be the subject of an ESPN movie that begins production this spring. Hustle, a two-hour movie, will focus on events in Rose's life and baseball career in the mid- to late 1980s, including the lifetime ban he accepted after an investigation of his gambling - a suspension that has kept the career hits leader off the Hall of Fame ballot. Hustle will premiere Sept. 25, ESPN executive vice president Mark Shapiro announced yesterday. The network already has done films on basketball coach Bob Knight and football coach Bear Bryant, and has a project on the late auto racing star Dale Earnhardt slated to be televised in December.
March 6, 2002 |
Allen Iverson wanted to forget the missed shots and lost opportunities from Monday night, when his 22 errant field-goal attempts contributed to the 76ers' 100-94 loss to Boston. Scorers, by nature, put the basketball through the rim, not bounce it off. So Iverson exited the First Union Center disgusted and somber, and, like the rest of the veterans, had the day off yesterday to think about the experience before putting it behind him to face Cleveland tonight. Through the 51 games Iverson has played this season, he has produced the lowest shooting percentage of his career, which might help explain why the Sixers sit just one game above .500 after 59 games, with 23 left to play.
October 20, 1998 |
Phillies third baseman Scott Rolen got a Gold Glove yesterday, official recognition that he is one of the top defensive players in baseball. Rolen was named the top defensive third baseman in the National League in a poll of the league's managers and coaches. He is the first Phillie to win a Gold Glove since 1986, when Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt won his 10th. "This award really means something because it's selected by the people who put themselves on the line making evaluations every day," Phillies general manager Ed Wade said.