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Charlie Manuel threatens to 'knock out' reporter

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09:30 AM ET 06.22 | Charlie Manuel is so mad about his offense, he's ready to knock somebody out. The Phillies had all eight of their projected starters in the lineup for just the sixth time this season, and even though they spotted Cole Hamels an early 3-0 lead Friday, they failed to score again after the second inning and left 10 men on base in a 4-3 home loss to the Mets. I thought [Chase] Utley hit tonight with some guys on base, but at the same time, the first ball he hit to first base and the line drive he hit to center field was hit hard," Manuel said. "He'll be fine." But, one reporter asked, is the rest of the lineup going to be fine? "Stop thinking about that -- 'Is the rest of the lineup gonna be fine?'" Manuel retorted. "Do I know if the rest of the lineup is gonna be fine? If I knew that, don't you think I'd do something about it? "Does anybody else know that ... do you know it? I don't think so. I know you don't as a matter of fact. Who does know it?" "But the point is," the reporter interjected, "is there anything left to do if the rest of the lineup..." And that seemed to put Manuel over the edge. "I don't know what I can do," Manuel said, loudly and clearly, without a bit of hesitation. "If we don't hit and score runs, I don't know what we can do. I don't know what nobody else can do about it and I know you can't do a damn thing about it. "So what else you wanna know? Anything else?" And it almost ended there, but the reporter had one last question, and Manuel, walking away, had one final response. "When you gonna score 10 runs?" "When I knock you out," Manuel said. "That's when."

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June 22, 2013  09:49 AM ET

I guess the reporter will have to remain concious

June 22, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Maybe Charley is trying to get an early release? Not a bad idea.

June 22, 2013  10:05 AM ET

May be time to start selling

June 22, 2013  10:33 AM ET

Roid Rage?

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June 22, 2013  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe Charley is trying to get an early release? Not a bad idea.

Or maybe he's tired of the insipid questions...........

June 22, 2013  11:11 AM ET

Charlie is always welcome in New York, we have the most famous Boxing Arena in The World!!!!

June 22, 2013  11:14 AM ET

Someone should knock him out, oh thats right, he's so big & round aka FAT he won't even feel it. Just retire old FART!!!!!!

June 22, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Or maybe he's tired of the insipid questions...........

Comes with the territory....

June 22, 2013  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Someone should knock him out, oh thats right, he's so big & round aka FAT he won't even feel it. Just retire old FART!!!!!!

When's A-Rod coming back to save the Yankees?

June 22, 2013  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

When's A-Rod coming back to save the Yankees?

A coming planetary alignment will start a chain reaction that will cause strange weather and events on the Earth.

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June 22, 2013  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Someone should knock him out, oh thats right, he's so big & round aka FAT he won't even feel it. Just retire old FART!!!!!!

What's a "dynsty"?

June 22, 2013  12:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

What's a "dynsty"?

Oh, you haven't heard of the White Sox dynsty??

June 22, 2013  12:01 PM ET

Charley has already met the criteria to be on the Phillies " Wall of Fame." Dallas Green won one W.S. and he made it, and Charley matched him....It is the Phillie standard, win one, your on it....

June 22, 2013  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Charley has already met the criteria to be on the Phillies " Wall of Fame." Dallas Green won one W.S. and he made it, and Charley matched him....It is the Phillie standard, win one, your on it....

You have to give the Phillies some time, the only starting buying Championships like the Yankees...

June 22, 2013  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

You have to give the Phillies some time, the only starting buying Championships like the Yankees...

* they, not the

June 22, 2013  12:44 PM ET

Charlie Manuel threatens to 'knock out' reporter



Maybe Ron Washington should consider this with Randy Galloway.

June 22, 2013  12:50 PM ET

Some reporters deserve to be knocked out.

 
June 22, 2013  01:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Some reporters deserve to be knocked out.

<nods>

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