Charlie Manuel called in to Anthony Gargano’s morning show this morning to talk prospects, Phillies, and naked Japanese women. Cholly had lots to say. And he shared a truly amazing and strange story involving naked Japanese women upon his arrival in the Far East:
And you know I was ready in my uniform. My uniform was kinda light pink stripes on it, almost like a Phillies uniform but kinda pink stripes. So I got my uniform on and I go down there and I get on the, they have these micro-buses outside. Yakult Swallows micro-buses. I get on one of those and we ride through this town and all of a sudden we stop at these steps. And these steps are like 69 steps and we get out and these players start running up those steps and I’m outta shape man you know I’m fat and out of shape and I got up 39 of them and they were laughing at me. Pointing at me, giggling, laughing. So we go up, and it’s kinda on the top of this mountain they take like bulldozers and things like that and they level it off and they put a ballpark there. So we practice there all day, and from that time on we stayed up there til about six-o-clock in the evening. And when we came back down I was the sorest I’ve ever been in my life. I could not move. And I’m laying there like, on these futons, and Roger Repoz and Luigi helped me get undressed and he takes me down to this Japanese bath. I get in this Japanese bath. And it’s hot and it’s you get this pan of water and you pour it over your head and the ballclub comes in and gets this bath.
So I’m getting this bath, I’m the only person in there, and I kinda crawl over in this corner of the bath. And the bath’s big, it’s about as big as a swimmin pool. So therefore I just crawl over to the corner of it. And I’m sittin there and I’m just so tired and sore and this water is hot and I’m not used to it and it feels like my skin is coming off. But anyway I’m so sore that I can’t get up. So I’m just sitting there and all of a sudden I hear this giggling and laughing. So I look up and there’s these women that get off from work, and I would say 25-30 nude women are standing right in front of me. And I just looked there and I’m thinking like I’m dreaming or something. But believe me, I couldn’t get up. So some of em come over and they touch my head and my arms, and they feel my hair and stuff like that, and they start talking to me in Japanese. I don’t know what they’re saying. They’re probably, you asked me the same thing like, what did you do? And I looked up and I looked at these women, and I tell people who ask me all the time what did you do, absolutely nothing. I couldn’t have did nothing it didn’t matter who was standing there I couldn’t have done nothing.”
I just don’t … there’s … I have nothing I can possibly add to that. When I pictured the story though, I couldn’t help but see current-age Cholly. Not sure if that makes it any better. Audio here.
Kyle: Few things: 1) I didn’t see current aged Charlie, Jim– I saw the 25-30 nude Japanese women. 2) This is like the fifth time we’ve used the word Japanese on this site in the last 24 hours. Not sure we’ve used it at all this year. 3) I would say I am about 99% sure those Japanese women were prostitutes sent to pleasure Charlie.