Imitation/Flattery Department: Edition

“Charlie Manuel: An Appreciation”- Stephen Silver,, Wednesday, August 21:

He was as un-Philly as can be, a man who didn’t talk or act anything like a “Philly guy.” He was 60 when he was hired but could have passed for a decade older. Manuel spoke with a heavy regional accent of a region that is not ours...

“Charlie Manuel: An Appreciation”- Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial, Thursday, August 22:

Charlie Manuel’s accent is not a Philly accent. One of the skipper’s stars recently summed up the city’s initial assessment of his Southern inflections, stammering delivery, and carefree approach to grammar.

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