February 14, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It starts anew for Charlie Manuel and the Phillies on Wednesday morning when pitchers and catchers go through the first official workout of spring training at the Carpenter Complex. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end for the 69-year-old Manuel and his aging core of players, many of whom are working on the final year of their contracts, just like the manager. Or maybe this is the beginning of something special, which is the word that best describes the most of the Manuel era. Only fools would say they know for sure.
June 29, 2015 |
When the Chicago Cubs bypassed Ryne Sandberg for a managerial vacancy immediately after Sandberg had been voted the triple-A Pacific Coast League's manager of the year for that organization in 2010, the back-channel reason given was that the Cubs didn't want to be in the position of having to fire a franchise legend. What general manager Jim Hendry, a protege of former team president Andy MacPhail, didn't explain, however, was why the Cubs were so sure they would have to. Sandberg never got the opportunity to be a franchise legend with the Phillies, the team that drafted him in 1978, but it is where he did get his chance to manage a major-league team, such as it was. That tenure ended Friday, when Sandberg resigned his position 22 months after replacing Charlie Manuel.
May 21, 2013
MacElree Harvey Ltd., West Chester, named Felice Glennon Kerr, an attorney in its Centreville, Del., office, an equity partner in the firm. Revel, Atlantic City, hired Jim Ziereis as vice president, group sales. Ziereis had been vice president, hotel sales, for Caesars Entertainment. Mercy Health System, Conshohocken, named Daniel Bair administrative director of Mercy Health System Radiology Services. He had been administrative director of cardiovascular services.
September 11, 2015 |
AFTER A WAIT of an hour and 57 minutes last night, the Phillies' game against the Chicago Cubs was postponed by rain. The teams will play a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park tonight. Phillies rookie pitchers Adam Morgan and Alec Asher will start in the first game and in the nightcap, respectively. Anyone who waited nearly two hours last night only to race back to their cars through a teeming rain was given this: If they don't feel like coming back tonight, they can exchange their ticket for any 2016 game when individual tickets go on sale in February.
June 13, 2012 |
Jeff Trout tries never to miss a Los Angeles Angels game since his son, Mike, is a fixture in the outfield. And Jeff Trout enjoys seeing his old manager, Charlie Manuel, guide the Phillies, a team the elder Trout has been following his entire life. Jeff Trout is a former minor-leaguer who reached as high as double A. After finishing second in the nation in batting at Delaware in 1983, he was drafted in the fifth round by the Minnesota Twins. He began his pro career with the single-A Wisconsin Rapids, where his manager was Manuel.
August 26, 2014
Rand Greenblatt , senior director of financial planning and analysis at Independence Blue Cross, George Hall , adjunct professor of business administration at Strayer University, and Sun Lee , managing director of tax at KPMG, were named to the board of the American Cancer Society . Matt Hager , senior manager of procurement and strategic sourcing at Sunoco, was named to the Campus Philly Corporate Advisory Council ....
October 15, 2014 |
THE UNION pulled an astounding choke on Saturday night. In a span of 5 minutes, it blew a 2-0 lead late against the Columbus Crew to lose, 3-2, and got eliminated from the Major League Soccer playoff race. You decide which of the following statements sounds closer to the truth: In June, when he fired manager John Hackworth and replaced him with current interim manager Jim Curtin, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz said: "I think we have a lot of quality in our team. We're a good team; we have quality in the locker room.
November 22, 2011 |
RYNE SANDBERG will remain the manager at Triple A Lehigh Valley, but the Phillies will be making managerial changes throughout the organization. Dusty Wathan has been promoted to manager for Double A Reading after spending the last 2 years as the manager for Class A Clearwater. At Clearwater, Chris Truby takes over as manager, moving up a level from Lakewood, where he managed last year. Mickey Morandini, who returned to the organization full time last season as the manager for Class A Williamsport, will take over at Lakewood.