Charlie Misses Brett

myers astros.jpgBrett Myers
faces the Phillies tomorrow afternoon at Bright House Field, and Charlie Manuel said he expects the “same old Myers.”

“He’ll probably bring his big old white dog in the clubhouse,” he said. “I miss Myers. Really. I miss getting on him. I miss his mouth. Really. Seriously, I do miss him. I think in our camp this year we’ve been a little bit quieter without Myers.”

So Roy Halladay is more reserved than Myers?

“I’d say Halladay is more about his business than Brett,” Manuel said. “I’ll be getting on him tomorrow. He’ll be making gestures back at me and everything. He can’t help himself. Go home and sleep good tonight because you’ll get something to write about.”

The Phillies parted ways with Myers in the offseason because they felt both parties needed a fresh start.

“I wish Myers all the luck in the world as long as the Phillies whip him,” Manuel said. “I pull for Brett, but not when he pitches against the Phillies.”


All of this love reminds me of a scene in Anchorman.


The Zo Zone is in the second round of The Phield.


Major League Baseball eliminated the off day between Games 4 and 5 of the League Championship Series. There will be an extra day between the NLCS and World Series instead.

“Does it matter to me?” Manuel said. “It depends what kind of pitching we’ve got when we get there. It depends how we can swing our pitching. If we can still stay strong with our pitching, yeah. If not, god damn I don’t think so.”


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I think when all this gets sorted out, Charlie and Brett should get an apartment together.

Maybe if Brett was “more about his business” he would have been more successful?

Loved Charlie’s advice “Go home and sleep good tonight because you’ll get something to write about.”

Myers certainly added some “color” to the team, but he’s off-field antics unfortunately cost him his job here.

Does Ruben have a crystal ball, or something? Cliff Lee and Myers, both with spring taining injuries. Lee’s to keep him out a month, I think I read.

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