Beerleaguer's conversation with Charlie Manuel is now available for download.
Speaking at Wednesday's Winter Tour stop in Reading, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was the highlight of the night, for me, and for the 650 in attendance. He had the room in stitches after reciting a seldom-read poem, and also broke the ice by telling the crowd to boo as loud as possible to make him feel more at home.
Before the public event, I spoke with the second-year Phillies manager for about 10 minutes. More like a conversation at a bar than an interview, Manuel opened up about a number of issues, including his thoughts on prospects, David Bell and his own handling of the team last season.
My interview starts by asking a question about a veteran set-up man and unfolds into a fun, candid discussion. Another reporter also chimes in for a few questions.
Here is a 9.8 MB mp3 format file, and it lasts about 10 minutes. [link]
Let me know if you have any issues downloading this file and I will provide another format.