Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has a little Japan in him

…It may be strange to discover Charlie Manuel received a lot of his coaching savvy from Japan (a country that had appropriated the game from America almost a century after its appearance in America). It wasn’t an easy task for Manuel, considering Japan is notorious for its xenophobia. In fact, circumstances for the first few foreign ball players in Japan could be compared to Little Rock and by Manuel’s appearance things were only slowly improving…

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