His slang has a bit of a flair to it. His grammatical proficiency isn't the best. The annunciations of certain words can get a bit peculiar. But... Charlie Manuel wins baseball games.
He possesses remarkable patience, and knows the art of hitting. He's a player's manager who sticks with his guys through thick and thin.
The Phillies introduced Manuel as their new manager on November 4, 2004.
As he stepped up to the podium to greet the media he stated...
"I'm a baseball guy."
"I hear guys say, 'Well, he's a lifer. You know what I am? I'm a 24-hour-a-day baseball guy. I live and sleep baseball."
He's not afraid to speak his mind.