It's a work in progress, his "One Art," the Charlie Manuel version. So far, he's got:
The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many Phillies games seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.
Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of poor baserunning, the middle reliever money badly spent.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.
Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
road trips, and sweeps, and where it was you meant
to double-switch. None of these will bring disaster. . .