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Phillies prospect Gillies beating the odds

As the world arrived in his hometown, Tyson Gillies left.Gillies was born in Vancouver, B.C., and grew up north of the city. He lives downtown but hasn't been able to witness the finest hour of the city he adores. When the Winter Olympics commenced this month, he was some 3,000 miles away. Why? Gillies has always been a worker, and it was time to report for duty with the Philadelphia Phillies, slalom and bobsled be damned.Friends and family members have called Gillies during the Games, innocently reminding him of the huge party going on without him. It hasn't been easy for him. He has tried not to watch on television. He knows he's missing out."I live right downtown," Gillies said, a little ruefully, in an interview last week. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."Yet, he knows that watching someone else's dream come true can't compare with fulfilling your own. And he's getting closer. A lot closer. Baseball scouts have a hard time figuring out if they are more in love with his energ...

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