An interview with Charlie Manuel
Phillies manager talks Jimmy Rollins and Manny Ramirez
You guys didn't see Furcal last time. What do you think he brings to this lineup and how does he change the complexion?CHARLIE MANUEL: Like I said the other day, he's actually very similar to Jimmy Rollins, the fact he's a switch hitter, he's got some power and he can steal bases and he's a tremendous player, and he's a good base runner and he's got a lot of -- he's very close to Rollins, and I'm sure that when he gets on base he makes it very difficult to hold their offense, because he can steal and he can set up -- he's always in scoring position. Steals third base good, too. And he sets the stage for them. You've always talked about the importance of keeping an even keel in the clubhouse over the course of a long season. Is that just generally your nature what you prefer, or did you take that from places where you played as a player where you preferred that kind of atmosphere as opposed to a lot of up and down?
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