Manny Ramirez. Joe Torre. Manny Ramirez. Joe Torre. Manny Ramirez. Joe Torre. Manny Ramirez. Joe Torre.
Game 1 ... the Phillies.
That threw a wrench in the works, didn't it? There has been a Manny-Torre love fest in the National League Championship Series -- OK, we get it, everybody wants Manny to play the Red Sox in the World Seris -- but the Phillies beat the Dodgers last night in Game 1, 3-2, to lead the best-of-seven series. Phil Sheridan points out that the Phillies found their Inner Manny, which I guess means they out-Manny'd Manny. Or something.
Bob Ford talks about Chase Utley's big night.