Charlie Manuel Is 69 Today

Happy birthday skip. While you may or may not be the worlds most effective communicator (like that time you read tweets), there is no doubt that you are a hitting scholar. Here you are talking shop at MLB Network HQ, letting everyone know your semi-bumbled hitting tips.

You’re a good guy, and we’re glad you’re here. Plus the wins, exciting games, and World Championship certainly helped. We love you’re weirdly dented hat, your press conferences, you’re explanations of things where nothing really gets explained. It’s all great. Plus, there was that time you traded Kyle Kendrick to Japan:

Last year was a rough one, but we know you can turn it around bud. Happy Birthday Uncle Cholly.