Phillies-Reds: This-and-that, notes from the clubhouses
*Charlie Manuel began his post-game conference on Wednesday taking credit for the no-hitter with a quip about how it was his managing. On Thursday as Manuel walked through the clubhouse shortstop Jimmy Rollins yelled out: "That's damn good managing, son."
*Roy Halladay following his no-hitter on Wednesday was invited to appear on the Letterman Show, CNN and the CBS Early Show and turned them all down. There is no truth to the rumour that for the Top 10 list on Letterman he wanted to read the Commandments. Halladay did receive a call from vice-presidnet Joe Biden and the mayor of Philadelphia. Halladay dressed and left the park quickly after the workout. It was son Ryan's sixth birthday. Down the road it will be easy for father and son to remember the exact date of the historic Game 1 gem. Halladay has donated his game jersey to the Hall-of-Fame.
*Meanwhile Don Larsen who was perfect in the 1956 World Series was interviewed from his west coast home on Sirius satellite radio. In one of the vaguest interviews ever looking for reaction to someone duplicating his post-season heroics, Larsen said: “Well, I didn’t even watch it. I heard about it. A lot of calls yesterday [but] I didn’t answer the phone. I wasn’t home so I couldn’t do much about it. Hey, it’s a nice effort. I’m glad for him. Anything like that, I think, is very important to the person. That’s a plus bonus, you know. He did a great job.”
*Phillies' bench coach Pete Mackanin said after batting practice he was indeed interested in interviewing for the Jays' managerial position, but had not been contacted. Mackanin has had a couple of shots as an interim manager with some success. Meanwhile the Jays' have interest in exploring the candidacy of former Expos' third baseman Tim Wallach, currently at Triple-A with the Dodgers. They have been asking background questions.