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MLB: Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel Threatens to 'Knock Out' Reporter

Jun 23 2013, 10:47pm CDT | by

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel threatened to "knock out" a reporter after his team left 10 men on base and failed to score a run after the second inning in the team's 4-3 loss to the New York Mets on Friday.

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel threatened to "knock out" a reporter after his team left 10 men on base and failed to score a run after the second inning in the team's 4-3 loss to the...

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MLB: Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel Threatens to 'Knock Out' Reporter

Jun 23 2013, 10:47pm CDT | by

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel threatened to "knock out" a reporter after his team left 10 men on base and failed to score a run after the second inning in the team's 4-3 loss to the New York Mets on Friday.

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel threatened to "knock out" a reporter after his team left 10 men on base and failed to score a run after the second inning in the team's 4-3 loss to the New York Mets on Friday. 

Manuel and reporter Howard Eskin reportedly have had a history of bitter exchanges, and Friday's was a testament to it. The latest took place after Eskin pressured Manuel about the lack of offense this season. 

The Phillies manager began to heat up.

"Stop thinking about that -- 'Is the rest of the lineup gonna be fine?' Do I know if 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, Howard?  Do you know it?  I don't think so.  I know you don't as a matter of fact. Who does know it?"

Eskin then asked point-blank, "When you gonna score 10 runs?" Manuel then came up with the line of the night. 

"When I knock you out, that's when."

Mike Wisniewski of CSN Philly says Manuel clearly lost his cool on a night when his team failed to eclipse the three-run makr for the 40th time in 74 games this season. What's more disturbing is that Philadelphia is just 9-31 in those games while they're 26-8 when they score four runs or more, Wisniewski points out. 

He also adds the Phillies are averaging just 3.68 runs in 2013 compared to the 4.22 they averaged last season. The number drops to 2.93 when Cole Hamels, who suffered his 11th loss of the season on Friday, takes the mound. 

As of Saturday, Philadelphia has lost nine of its last 13, dropping them to four games under .500 (35-39) and eight games back of the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves. 

 

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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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