The Red Sox Lineup Will Make A Ton Of Contact In 2017

So what is Charlie Manuel doing nowadays?

You just might find him strolling around Center City or shopping at your local Wegmans.

In the latest episode of CSN Philly's At The Yard podcast with our Jim Salisbury, the former Phils skipper joined the show to talk about what he's been up to since retiring from baseball in 2013. The 2008 World Series champion manager is currently a senior advisor for the team, spending part of his time on the road scouting for the Phillies.

Still, one of his favorite things is getting to meet fans who seemingly always "want to touch him" and thank him for bringing the City of Brotherly Love its only title in the last 34 years.

"This lady is on the other side of the store and Wegmans is a big store," Manuel said. "She hollers out loud to me and she goes, 'CHARLIE! Ryan [Howard's] pulling off the ball!' I holler back to her and I said, 'Lady, he's pulling off MVP!!'"

"The people come up and talk to me just like I was a friend — like I was their sister or brother or something — it was unreal. Just name somewhere I'd go, Atlantic City, people would want to come up and talk to me and they'd laugh."

Manuel also talked at length about coaching Jim Thome, benching Jimmy Rollins and a number of other stories from his coaching days.

To listen to the entire podcast, click below.

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