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In a classy move, the injured Roy Halladay summoned reporters before tonight’s game so that he could offer some conciliatory words to Phillies fans.
Below is a snippet of Roy’s comments.
I’ve been thinking just the last couple of days. I just felt like I should address the fans. I know there is a lot of mixed opinions on pitching, not pitching, all that kind of stuff. I know there are people who are disappointed about how I pitched the last two years. I know there are a lot of people who are very supportive.
So, one, I just wanted to thank them for their support. And my heart goes out to all of the people who spend all of their money and go out to the games and don’t get to see what they want to see. I know I’m not the whole team. There are still a lot of guys out there and it’s a fun team to watch. But I feel bad that I’m missing the time that I am. I feel bad for the fans that I’m missing the time.
It’s tough. You feel an obligation to the organization, to your teammates, to the ...
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Philadelphia Phillies (16-20) at Arizona Diamondbacks (20-15)
Tyler Cloyd (0-0, 0.00 ERA) v. Ian Kennedy (1-3, 5.19)
TIME: 9:40, Chase Field
TV: Comcast SportsNet
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