The Phillies excuse ex-manager Larry Bowa two games before the end of the regular season. While the season has been disappointing for the Philly faithful, who expected nothing less than being NL East champions, the success of the team over the past month makes the move unexpected. While many fans had been calling for Bowa’s head during a season where injuries marred many in the starting lineup and rotation, the radio pre-game show featured many callers who were calling in, complaining about the move.
Gary Varsho, bench coach, will replace Bowa for the final two games of the season. During the offseason Ed Wade, General Manager, will look into who will best replace Bowa.