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07:29 AM ET 02.12 | Charlie Manuel sees more than just an Olympian. [Manuel] has studied the young woman's face and knows where she got it. She is only 29 years old, but Manuel has seen the same face for more than 50 years, going back to when he met Ted Uhlaender at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., during Manuel's first professional instructional league season. ... So many years and so many memories came back for Manuel when Uhlaender died of cancer in 2009. And now the daughter, an Olympian competing in Sochi, comes back, too, not in memory, but occasionally at the door of Manuel's home. She wants to sit and drink a beer and hear about her father. She brings that face, with the same broad nose and high cheekbones, the same penetrating eyes. Daughters seek out fathers. Katie Uhlaender sought out Charlie Manuel.

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February 12, 2014  07:45 AM ET

Go Get Um Katie!!!!!!!

 
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