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Manuel gets one last reminder that Mom's always right

Updated: October 30, 2008, 11:35 AM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- The day before June Forrest Manuel died, she talked on the phone with her son Charlie, the famous Philadelphia Phillies manager.

"Charles Jr.," she said (she never called him Charlie), "pray for me. I'm really sick."

"I will, Mom," he said, in that Virginia drawl of his. "And you pray for us, too."

"Don't you worry, son," she said.

That's because the 87-year-old June, who had suffered a heart attack a week earlier, was convinced Charles Jr.'s team ...

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