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    At 45, Gies’ love of the game keeps him playing

    Chris Gies nearly became the Phillies Opening Night starter in 1995; he’s still playing, passing on his knowledge to his two sons.

    Nearly 20 years ago, Chris Gies came this close to being named the Opening Night starter for his beloved Phillies.

    A Major Step

    Parkwood native Brian O’Grady, who played baseball at Archbishop Wood from 2007-10, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds last week in the MLB Draft.

    Unlike many recent college graduates, Brian O’Grady will have no problem finding his first real-world job. He’ll also have a strong head start in racking up more frequent flyer miles than his peers.

    A mission, in memory

    A Port Richmond police detective turned his anguish over his lost son into a way of supporting other greiving parents. 

    Tender time

    Philadelphia Police Detective Martin Connors, 48, never thought he would believe the words of grief counselor Mickey Hirsch: Connors would eventually help other grieving parents whose children had died. 

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