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Firing of Charlie Manuel is emotional for Phillies
Firing of Charlie Manuel is emotional for Phillies

With Charlie Manuel seated to his left, Philadelphia General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. broke down in tears after announcing he fired his manager and replaced him with former Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg before the Phillies' game against the Dodgers on Friday. "You people may not know the relationship I've had with Charlie. He's a special person. This is difficult for me. I hope he stays in our organization," Amaro said. Manuel, 69, was in the final year of his contract. "I never quit nothing and I didn't resign," Manuel said. Etc. Kansas City starter Danny Duffy took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning as he outdueled Justin Verlander in a 2-1 victory over Detroit Tigers in the...

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