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Phillies die-hards know how the story ends

Originally Published: September 15, 2007
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Charlie Manuel is salty. His right fielder grabs his calf running down the first-base line, the same calf that landed him on the disabled list. When the player, Shane Victorino, is surprised he's not in the lineup the next day, he gives his manager a little nudge, as they say, right under the bus.

"I don't know why I'm not playing," he says. "I'm fine."

Another player, mercury-quick reserve outfielder Michael Bourn has been out for weeks, yet upon his return, Manuel ...

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