Roy Halladay Rips Charlie Manuel While Pitching in Lakewood
The body is still warm and Phils pitcher Roy Halladay is throwing dirt on his former manager Charlie Manuel.
After allowing 2 runs in 6 innings for the Lakewood Blueclaws in his second rehab start, according to CSN Philly, Halladay spoke about the Phils managerial change from Charlie Manuel to Ryne Sandberg.
“Obviously, I loved him. He was great. But from what I’ve seen, Ryne [Sandberg] came in and made some changes and addressed some issues that I think were being overlooked. So from that standpoint, as much as I miss Charlie, I think that Ryne’s going to do a good job and I think he’s going to bring back a little more of the Phillie baseball style than we’ve had the last couple of years. You know, we really haven’t had that whole team effort and the whole team hustle that I think we’ve had in prior years.”
When asked what issues, Halladay replied.. “Just different things,” he said. “Guys being in places on time. Being on the field on time. Taking ground balls, taking extra BP, and all those little things that nobody thinks makes a difference.
“So I think [Sandberg] has been very good so far. But, again, I don’t want to take anything away from Charlie. We all respected him tremendously. You know, I think he’s going to have the choice of what he wants to do at this point in his life, so I’m happy for him.”
Really? Doesn’t want to take away anything from his manager who led him to division titles and oversaw his perfect game in 2010 or playoff no hitter in the playoffs that same year?
If Roy Halladay had a problem with Charlie Manuel’s managing, why didn’t he say something when Manuel was here? Why speak now? Is he kissing up to the new manager? Looking to distance himself from the old so that he can get a new contract to play here? Should he have said anything at all? What do you think? Leave your comments below.