We’ll certainly hear from the core members of the team like Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins later, but some took to Twitter after this afternoon’s press conference to opine on the firing of manager Charlie Manuel.
I want to wish Charlie Manuel all the best. Great coach,great leader,and great person. Thank you Charlie for all you have done for all of us
— Mike Stutes (@mikestutes) August 16, 2013
Former Phillies reliever Scott Eyre:
@BNightengale Charlie doesn’t know how to quit! He will be missed in phillie. It is a pleasure to say I pitched for him.
— scott eyre (@scotteyre47) August 16, 2013
Cole: “Charlie was kind of like our father to a lot of us.”
— Chris Branch (@ChrisBranchTNJ) August 16, 2013
Just heard the news on Charlie Manuel being replaced. It was an Honor to have him as my manager. Great person and a great manager. #WSC08
— mstairs12 (@mstairs12) August 16, 2013
— William Ladson (@washingnats) August 16, 2013
This has been a very tough day for me. Missing the big man !
— Domonic Brown (@dom9brown) August 17, 2013