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Charlie Manuel
The fact we're losing games is weighing on them more than the fact we're losing at home.
Charlie Manuel
#Games

Charlie Manuel
Of course, we've got to play better at home. Basically, what I'm saying is that we've got to play better, period, whether we're at home or on the road.
Charlie Manuel
#Home

Charlie Manuel
He's ideal for it. He's cool. He handles things with the same approach he has for everything in life - he's happy go lucky. He's always trying hard, but nothing bothers him.
Charlie Manuel
#Life

Charlie Manuel
We definitely didn't quit. Our offense kept trying to come back on them, but that's a rough start. We just have to come back and get them on Wednesday.
Charlie Manuel
#Trying

Charlie Manuel
I've got confidence in Mike to get a hit there.
Charlie Manuel
#Confidence

Charlie Manuel
We're going to win some games. We're going to be OK.
Charlie Manuel
#Games

Charlie Manuel
Gavin was a little off. He walked four guys, made some mistakes. He?s a better pitcher than what you saw.
Charlie Manuel
#Mistakes

Charlie Manuel
I like his makeup. I think his stuff is going to be big for one or two innings in the bullpen. To me, Franklin's the guy with the rubber arm. He's the guy who can bounce back. He was very concerned with his role. He didn't want to be mopping up games.
Charlie Manuel
#Makeup

Charlie Manuel
Rodriguez has a big arm, and he had great command and control [against the Pirates]. He threw strikes, and his breaking ball was a lot better. He has the potential to do that during the season if he keeps his command together.
Charlie Manuel
#Control

Charlie Manuel
He was trying too hard, over-swinging and trying to show how good he is. He was completely different when he came back — more relaxed.
Charlie Manuel
#Trying

Charlie Manuel
This is new territory for [Utley]. This is a lot of baseball for a young guy.
Charlie Manuel
#Baseball

Charlie Manuel
How am I going to stop him? He's on his own. He was being aggressive but he made bad judgment. He was trying to make something happen but it wasn't at the right time.
Charlie Manuel
#Judgment

Charlie Manuel
We saw some balls hit hard tonight and saw some home runs. But it's always good to win.
Charlie Manuel
#Home

Charlie Manuel
Chase and Jimmy are the type of players who work so hard to improve and get better on the field. They strive for that. They want to get better all the time. They're fine up-and-coming players who are only going to keep getting better.
Charlie Manuel
#Work

Charlie Manuel
Our team starts with Billy. When you're building a pitching staff, you start with a closer and work forward. He's definitely one of the top two or three closers in baseball. I'm definitely going to keep up with his negotiating and everything. I'll do whatever I can to help sign him.
Charlie Manuel
#Work

Charlie Manuel
Brett is so full of energy, and we've talked about how to handle that energy. He did a great job last season. He kept us in almost every ballgame with a chance to win. That's what you want out of your starters. I think he's going to have a great year. He's focused in on what he needs to do.
Charlie Manuel
#Energy

Charlie Manuel
We could find a combination. Cormier has the most experience. If he stays healthy and avoids nagging injuries, he could help us.
Charlie Manuel
#Experience

Charlie Manuel
That doesn't worry me. Setting up is a lot like closing. I've seen Gordon pitch a lot. I think he's still got good stuff, the same stuff as two years ago when I saw him. I think he's going to do the job for us.
Charlie Manuel
#Worry

Charlie Manuel
He could do that. He proved last year he could start. He could definitely be a long man. I think he could also be a two-inning or one-inning guy.
Charlie Manuel
#Man

Charlie Manuel
You can't say he's not a tough guy. He never tells you he's hurt. If you ask him, he always says he's fine.
Charlie Manuel
#Hurt

Charlie Manuel
He's a good communicator with pitchers, he calls a game good and he blocks the ball well. The biggest reason we got him is the fact he can catch a lot of games if we needed him.
Charlie Manuel
#Reason

Charlie Manuel
If it helps baseball out, I'm all for it. But timing-wise, when it's going to happen, I feel like it might be better after the World Series, anywhere from November to the first of December. I worry about my pitching, and I'm sure other guys worry.
Charlie Manuel
#Baseball

Charlie Manuel
He's ideal for it. Personality is an important part of the game. He has a very good personality and he can be very special.
Charlie Manuel
#Personality

Charlie Manuel
Jimmy likes to swing at the first pitch and people may look at it when he pops one up or makes an easy out. He's definitely capable of, through experience, working the count.
Charlie Manuel
#People

Charlie Manuel
Our shortstop turned the corner. He learned what works best for him [during the streak]. He has a great personality and he can be very special. He's going to get better.
Charlie Manuel
#Personality

Charlie Manuel
I think Bobby's much more mentally tough than people think he is.
Charlie Manuel
#People

Charlie Manuel
I don't know [if people believe that]. If they do, they shouldn't because that's damn sure not true. I understand everything about baseball.
Charlie Manuel
#People

Charlie Manuel
It'll sink in when I get back [home] to Winter Haven and sit on my back porch. For four or five days I won't answer the phone.
Charlie Manuel
#Home

Charlie Manuel
That's really great. Come into my office and tell me that. I'll leave the door open. We'll see who walks out. And I'll bet money, too.
Charlie Manuel
#Office

Charlie Manuel
In six days, we'll either be here or we'll be gone. But what the hell, I don't know if I'm telling you anything you don't know.
Charlie Manuel
#Hell