Regardless of whether you ever though Charlie Manuel was a great manager, or whether you have been part of the group publicly wishing the Phillies would go in another direction for a long-time now, you can’t take one thing away from Charlie. Charlie Manuel resided over the greatest era in Phillies history bar none, and came out on the other side with a majority of his players having an immense respect for him.
Jayson Werth, who doesn’t appear to have too much love left for Philadelphia anymore, even went as far as saying that Manuel was “the best manager I ever played for”.
Manuel took the Phillies to five straight NL East titles, two world series appearances, and a World series title. So after all the dust settled yesterday and Charlie Manuel was let go as the Phillies manager and this photo of Charlie leaving the Phillies clubhouse for the final time surfaced, you couldn’t help but shed a tear that the Charlie Manuel era was over, whether you liked Charlie or not.