It’s now been a week since Roy Halladay was killed flying a small plane over the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the public eulogizing that’s come pouring out over the last several days has centered on his incredible talent—and how can it not, when someone could pitch like that—but today offered some more intimate testimony,…
My memory is vivid. Okay, it’s only been seven years. But if I close my eyes I can see us sitting there at the bar: Upstairs at Jose Pistola’s, the place that inspired the Dallas Sucks beer, cheering on the Phillies in the first game of the 2010 playoffs.
Former Blue Jays and Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay died in a plane crash off the coast of Florida yesterday while flying the relatively new ICON A5 recreational aircraft, which has been involved in two other crashes since it went on sale in 2014.
On today’s broadcast of Boston sports radio show Felger and Mazz, co-host Michael Felger went on a long and genuinely astonishing rant about the recent death of former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay. Felger’s central point, which he reiterates with his obnoxious braying for about 10 minutes, is that Halladay was a…
Philadelphia media is awash with remembrances this morning of Roy Halladay, and rightly so. The late pitcher spent four of his 16 big league seasons in Philadelphia, including two incredible ones in 2010 and 2011. He’s a beloved member of the Phillies.
Watching Roy Halladay pitch made me feel like a child, even though I wasn’t. That is, watching him pitch gave me the sense of uncontextualized awe that I had otherwise left behind in sports. So many years did I watch him as a Blue Jay mow down my favorite team—he was unhittable, even though, logically, I saw them get…
Former major league pitcher Roy Halladay has died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico today; the Pasco sheriff’s department confirmed the death. He was the only person on board. Halladay was 40.
Roger Clemens and Roy Halladay were teammates for one month, when Halladay was first called up to Toronto as a rookie at the end of 1998. They did not, it seems, become fast friends.
Last night, Roy Halladay left his start against the Atlanta Braves with a mind-boggling stat line. He exited with one out in the fourth inning after surrendering five earned runs, three walks, two home runs, and striking out nine. Nine! According to Baseball Reference, no pitcher has ever struck out that many batters…
Last night's 15-13 extra innings Braves win over the Phillies game was weird. For one, it's the second-most runs ever allowed in a game started by Roy Halladay. (The record is 17, per commenter below.) Halladay also gave up a grand slam to Atlanta's Brian McCann, the first such homer since Evan Longoria launched one…
Crossing Broad brings us this tale of how Roy Halladay gives a menacing, literate answer to a reporter's silly softball:
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The Giants had a chance to shut the door and go back to their second World Series this decade, but Roy Halladay befuddled them. This despite what one writer so wonderfully characterized as a "barking" groin.