Charlie Manuel and Jim Thome Engage in Delightful Text Exchange

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a text message conversation I’d like to be in on.

It’s Charlie Manuel and Jim Thome talking about facing Houston Astros right hander Gerrit Cole, who has been lighting it up this postseason and would look really nice in a Phillies uniform next year:

“I am 75 years old and I want to face Cole. I can see the Liberty Bell.”

Love it.

Would love to see Charlie Manuel and Jim Thome facing Gerrit Cole. Maybe we can set that up next season after Cole signs a four-year deal with the Phillies for $150 million dollars. Let’s throw some stupid money around and get that fucking trophy back.


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  • Cole October 29, 2019 at 11:40 am

    They desperately need a top of the line starter. Cole is the cream of the crop and should be the target. However you’re smoking crack if you think he’s going to land somewhere for 4 years 150 million dollars.

    • Correct it be more like... October 29, 2019 at 11:45 am

      More like 7 and 300-350

      But he’s going west, bank on LAD or LAA.

      • Sick of Jeff from Camden calling both stations October 29, 2019 at 12:15 pm

        300+ million for a player who only plays every 5th day is disgraceful.

        • Call me "Ed" October 29, 2019 at 12:41 pm

          Besides, we’re pretty sure Velasquez, Eflin, and Eickhoff are all gonna become real major league starters this year. And Arrieta’s going to show up 5 years younger than he was last year.

        • Cole October 29, 2019 at 2:12 pm

          After two years of Cy Young level pitching he’ll join Scherzer, Greinke, David Price and Kershaw in the 6-7 year 200+ contract.


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