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Phillies fire Manuel, promote Sandberg
Phillies Manuel Fired Heal WEB
Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel talks to reporters as general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. listens during a news conference on Friday in Philadelphia. - photo by Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — With Charlie Manuel seated to his left, Ruben Amaro Jr. broke down in tears after announcing he fired his manager. It was that emotional for the team's general manager and many others associated with the Philadelphia Phillies. Manuel was let go Friday after a disastrous second half, ending the most successful run in club history.