Charlie Manuel Recovering, Thanks Fans For Their Support
Phillies fans, and the world of baseball, got a scare over the weekend when news broke that Charlie Manuel had suffered a stroke. The former Phillies manager suffered the stroke on Saturday while undergoing another medical procedure. But thankfully doctors were able to perform emergency medical care, and his health has been improving since. News broke Monday Night that he was out of the ICU, with his family sharing more good news that he was on the path to recovery. Last night we got even better news, with Charlie taking to Twitter to put out a message of thanks to his doctors, and all the support he received from fans around the MLB.
“I want to thank all the people who are pulling for me. I am touched that you are showing me love. And I want to thank @LKLDRegional Critical Care team for hustling and being on time. You have kept me in the game,” he posted on Twitter.
It’s obviously great news. Charlie Manuel is among the most beloved figures in Philly sports. He served as the Phillies manager from 2004 until 2013. His 708 wins are the most in the history of the Phillies. They won the NL East 5 straight times with him as the Manager. He also led the Phillies to the 2nd World Series win in franchise history in 2008. But more important than that, he is just a genuinely great dude. You won’t hear any negative stories where people met him and didn’t have a great experience.
He has apparently still been watching the Phillies every night as he recovers. Which was probably good for his health on Monday night, maybe less so last night. It appears he is on the road to a full recovery though.
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