The mismanagement of Charlie Manuel

Moves, and non-moves, of Phillies manager come under scrutiny after Game 4 defeat

Updated: October 21, 2010, 12:21 PM ET
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO -- A World Series-winning manager earns a certain leniency, a longer leash, when it comes to decision making. But Charlie Manuel's benefit of the doubt ended after the Philadelphia Phillies' 6-5 loss against the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. When Manuel exited the postgame conference room, after he had been peppered with questions regarding his in-game strategy, he put his head down and walked toward the clubhouse with a media relations ...

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