It's safe to say Charlie Manuel is beloved by the city of Philadelphia. Whether he's a good hitting coach or not remains to be seen.
The Phillies announced on Tuesday that Manuel will replace John Mallee as the team's hitting coach. Mallee was relieved of his duties. Manuel had been serving as a senior advisor to the GM of the Phillies. In addition to managing the Phils to their most recent world championship in 2008, Manuel served as hitting coach of the Cleveland Indians from 1988-89 and 1994-99.
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That's a while ago. None the less, Phillies fans are stoked about Uncle Cholly's return. Exclamation points were popular.
Think about this.
The most successful manager in Phillies history is now its hitting coach. Crazy.— John Stolnis (@JohnStolnis) August 13, 2019
The Phillies went from "Our data shows you aren't getting enough backspin on the ball and need to begin your swing a tenth of a second earlier with a degree higher swing" to "your power comes from your ass".— Sixto Lezcano (@mleif) August 13, 2019
The Big Piece is on board:
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