This is NOT what you want to hear from the manager of your favorite team. Yesterday, Charlie Manuel told the members of the Philadelphia Phillies’ press corps that he wanted them to pray for the team.
“I don’t know if it’s you guys or the players or what, but somebody out there has got something against us. Or somebody’s not living right. If you guys are very religious, please go to church. Pray for us.”
Ok, so Manuel was probably joking. But I don’t think anybody is laughing.
Start the countdown clock. It’s not a question of if Manuel will get fired, but when. And it sounds like he knows it.