Manuel elevates Madson’s official role to ‘bullpen janitor’
Updated: September 9, 2009

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Charlie Manuel rewarded Ryan Madson’s efforts in Tuesday’s win over the Nationals by giving him a special role for the remainder of the season as the bullpen’s designated orderly.

In his new role, Madson will shadow the team’s current closer, Brad Lidge, to tidy up any mess left behind as well as change an occasional bedpan.

“When Charlie pulled me into his office yesterday, I thought he was going to name me the team’s new closer,” Madson said on Wednesday sporting his new uniform with clip-on ID badge. “But he just said Lidge is still our best option and handed me this mop and a can of toilet bowl cleaner.”

Madson bailed out Lidge and the Phillies by recording the final two outs with the bases loaded against two of the better hitters in the National League in Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn.

“It was one of those situations that shows you’ve got the stuff to close out the tough games,” Madson said of his performance. “But as much as I’d love to continue this interview, Brad just shat the bed again. Duty calls.”

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2 Responses to “Manuel elevates Madson’s official role to ‘bullpen janitor’”

  1. GM-Carson on September 20th, 2009 6:44 am

    Great pic. I love photoshopping Phils players on random shit.

  2. Zaki on September 20th, 2009 12:03 pm

    Ha, thanks man. You and me both.

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