Over the offseason, when not throwing complete game shut outs, no-hitters, and straight up dominating Major League Baseball, Roy Halladay has many other hobbies and interests. Among those hobbies, fishing is a big part of life to Halladay.
Earlier this month, Halladay, joined with Cardinals’ Chris Carpenter and former-reliever B.J. Ryan, took a fishing trip with Bassmaster Champion Skeet Reese to the Amazon. During the trip, Halladay and Reese encountered numerous wildlife. When Reese came back, he posted the picture above along with a little narrative on his website.
We had plenty of wildlife encounters though. Along with the fishing, we decided to go hunting one night, and Carpenter and B.J. both shot a caiman; which is like an alligator. Me and Doc Halladay even came across a local, sitting bare naked on a tree by the river. What we were able to figure out is that he was fishing in the river for tropical fish to sell for aquariums when he got attacked by an anaconda.
The snake apparently bit him on the ass but he was able to free himself before the snake wrapped him up. Instead the snake wrapped around his motor on the back of his little 14 foot dugout canoe and tore it off the back of his boat. Doc and I helped him gather his gear and flip the boat back over and then towed him home. You could definitely see the bite mark on his ass, but he was able to fight it off; amazing.
Although there is no video evidence of this event, I'm pretty sure it went down like this.
Wait. What? Like an enthralling tale of Man vs. Nature ripped right out of an issue of National Geographic (or as story out of Reader’s Digest if that’s your thing) and arguably one of the strangest stories that will likely emerge during the MLB offseason (R.A. Dickey’s upcoming climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro notwithstanding), Philadelphia Phillies [...]
Roy Halladay generally concerns himself with wins.
During a recent fishing trip to the Amazon, however, the Philadelphia Phillies ace righthander reportedly picked up one impressive save.
According to a blog from Skeet Reese, Halladay and St. Louis Cardinals hurler Chris Carpenter joined the professional fisherman and others in Brazil in search of a good time.
"Me and Doc...
So did you hear that one about the Cy Young award winner who spent part of his offseason vacation in a foreign land and just so happened to save a child from an anaconda? Apparently Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay did just that on a recent fishing trip to the Amazon in which he helped saved a local boy from an anaconda. CSN Philly (with a hat tip to Larry Brown Sports) points out a...
According to NESN, Roy Halladay was on a fishing trip in the Amazon with Chris Carpenter, B.J. Ryan and professional fisher Skeet Reese, when he and Reese stumbled upon a local boy being attacked by an anaconda.
Here is what happened according to Reese’s recent blog post:
“Me and Doc Halladay even came across a local, sitting bare naked on a tree by the river. What we were able...
Earlier this month, some MLB pitchers took a fishing trip to the Amazon. Roy Halladay, Chris Carpenter, and B.J. Ryan made the trek to Brazil with professional sport fisherman and outdoor enthusiast Skeet Reese. According to Reese, it turned into more than just a fishing trip.
In a post entitled “A Jungle Out There” on his website, Reese talked about the trip and noted that...
Roy Halladay for the save? Only in the Amazon. (And not the online one.)
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So, apparently, Roy Halladay, B.J. Ryan and our very own Chris Carpenter all went on a fishing trip with pro fisher Skeet Reese in the Amazon of all places.
Reese wrote about it on his site:
“We had plenty of wildlife encounters though. Along with the fishing, we decided to go hunting one night, and Carpenter and B.J. both shot a caiman; which is like an alligator. Me...
ST. LOUIS • During an exotic fishing trip to
the Amazon with pal Roy Halladay, the ace of the Philadelphia
Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter not only
stubbed his toe but apparently
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