October 7th, 2011: Chris Carpenter, Roy Halladay and hospitals

Time flies, but tragic situations never leave the mind. Ever. Pardon me as I blend Cardinal baseball and a tragic stop in my family’s history. A personal dose for a beautiful October day, as I flash back to a less pretty day. October 7th, 2011. Four years ago at this time, I was in a small hospital room at St. Louis Children’s hospital. My son, Vincent, was taken to the emergency...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback: Phillies' Roy Halladay throws no-hitter in NLDS

Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay waited his entire career to pitch in a playoff game. And he certainly made his postseason debut memorable.On Oct. 6, 2010, Halladay tossed a no-hitter in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. Halladay, who had pitched a perfect game in May of that same season, allowed only a fifth-inning walk to Jay Bruce.It was just the second no...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Washington Nationals turn into the Philadelphia Phillies?

The similarities between the 2015 Washington Nationals and the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies jumped off the page at the start of the season. In 2011, the Phillies ran out a rotation that included Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, and Roy Oswalt. This year’s Nationals squad answered with Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, and Gio Gonzalez. Both rosters, Philadelphia’s...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro’s five worst moves as Phillies GM

The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Thursday that the contract of Ruben Amaro Jr. would not be renewed in a move long awaited by frustrated fans. Amaro oversaw the team’s successful run from 2009-2011, but he also made several moves that contributed to the team’s nosedive to the bottom of the standings. Viewed as a GM who held on to tightly to the past, Amaro gave out multiple...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Warning: Roy Halladay is hanging outside of Walmart creeping on fat chicks

So bad I know! But you know your bored when you hang outside Walmart for photo opportunities! I got tons more!— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) July 14, 2015Classy not covering the ladies' faces.[Crossing Broad]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay Popped Twice for Speeding

Roy Halladay has both a perfect game and a no-hitter (in the postseason no less!) to his credit and up until recently…his driving record was perfect as well. Is that lede a bit of a stretch? Probably. But considering the two-time Cy Young Award winner who, before Tuesday, had gone his entire life before wihtout a speeding ticket…it’s apropos. Thankfully, he shared the entire...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay pulled over for speeding twice in one day

Roy Halladay had himself a rough day on Tuesday. The former Toronto Blue Jays ace was cruising around and enjoying his retirement when his foot got a bit heavy, and he was pulled over for driving 58 mph in a 45-mph zone. Halladay claimed it was the first time he had been issued a ticket....Read More
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay is stopped by police...twice...and tweets about it.

Since he joined Twitter, there have been few Twitter accounts more entertaining then Roy Halladay. Halladay has shown us how to fly a plane, and mocked his fans who do not recognize him at the amusement park. Today, a traffic stop by police became something Halladay would share for our...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay snaps selfie while getting a speeding ticket

Former MLB pitching great Roy Halladay clearly took the news that he was about to get a speeding ticket in stride, as evidenced by the selfie he snapped of himself grinning after he was pulled over by a police officer while out and about on Thursday. Halladay did lament in his tweet, though, that the...Read More The post Roy Halladay snaps selfie while getting a speeding ticket...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Alert: A 2nd “Win Day” Season for the Phillies

Roy Halladay‘s favorite pitcher to watch is still on the Philadelphia Phillies and probably will be next year too. And even though Halladay is considering a comeback with the red pinstripes, his Lefty-like dominance is the memory here. That stated, Cole Hamels is the only remaining ace from 2011, and despite only nine victories last summer most of his other stats improved....
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay will undergo new bionic procedure, attempt comeback with Phillies

When Roy Halladay walked off the pitching mound for the last time in 2013, something just was not right. With a 4-5 record and 6.82 earned run average, it was not how Halladay envisioned exiting the game. Now, after spending some time at the zoo, flying planes, and taking selfies...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay zings A-Rod over Twitter

Roy Halladay brings the heat even in retirement. The former two-time Cy Young winner sent a funny tweet Monday morning that included a zinger against A-Rod: I recorded my first strike out since retirement! Time for a comeback? She has a better swing then Arod! No steroids — Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) March 23, 2015...Read More
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay rips Alex Rodriguez over PED use

Roy Halladay may still be retired, but that hasn't stopped him from staying connected and weighing in on all things MLB. And even though he no longer plays baseball at the major league level, he can still throw heat. He recently posted a photo on Twitter which showed him "striking out" one woman. Halladay had a great caption to go along with the photo. In it, he ripped Yankees...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay Takes Twitter Shot At Alex Rodriguez’s PED Use (Photo)

Roy Halladay sure is good at this whole Twitter thing. The two-time Cy Young winner and former Toronto Blue Jays star tweeted a pretty funny jab Monday toward New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. I recorded my first strike out since retirement! Time for a comeback? She has a better swing then Arod! No steroids— Roy Halladay...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay Rips Into A-Rod Via Twitter

What does a retired Major Leaguer pitcher do to stay relevant? Bash Alex Rodriguez, of course! And while I usually hate attempts to be relevant, I’m a big fan of what former star pitcher Roy Halladay has been up to. I always thought it was a shame how Halladay went; as a Sox fan he was my least favorite pitcher to face and as a result the Blue Jays still make me cringe a bit–after...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay discovers Roy Hobbs like steroid free natural batter 'better than A-Rod'

Retired Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has discovered a Roy Hobbs like steroid free natural with a better swing than Arod. I recorded my first strike out since retirement! Time for a comeback? She has a better swing then Arod! No steroids— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) March 23, 2015Bam.[Crossing Broad]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay is considering a career as a sports psychologist

View image | Former Phillies Cy Young award winner Roy Halladay retired after the 2013 season at the ripe age of 36. So far in his retirement, Halladay has made appearances at Phillies camp, flown planes, gone to the zoo with an anonymous Phillies fan, and posed for pictures...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerome Williams takes to the mound against Toronto on Roy Halladay Bobblehead Giveaway Day, Part II

View image | Jerome Williams will make his second appearance of this young Grapefruit League season. Thus far, he has seen two innings of work, allowing just one hit and striking out a single batter. The Phillies (1-2-1) are in Clearwater for today's afternoon ballgame, as the Toronto Blue...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Prospects Lost and Found Part I - The Roy Halladay Trade

View image | It has been quite some time since the Phillies have been in postseason contention. Okay, well maybe three seasons isn't that many, but Phils fans don't have too much to look forward to in terms of potential playoff scenarios over the coming years. The team really...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Stroman’s Absurd Set of Pitch Comps

Some weeks ago, I was tooling around on the Baseball Prospectus PITCHf/x leaderboards, and one thing led to another, and I noticed that Marcus Stroman had developed a sinker that looked and worked an awful lot like Roy Halladay‘s sinker. It was a pitch that just came to Stroman during the course of the 2014 […]
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Stroman Discovered Roy Halladay’s Sinker

You’ve heard it all before. Regress to the mean. Don’t make too much of a small sample. Don’t believe in the predictive power of second-half statistics, if they look particularly different from the first-half statistics. You know all the ways you are and aren’t supposed to interpret a player’s numbers. But you also know the […]
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay catches preoccupied fan with fantastic photo

Retired major league baseball pitcher Roy Halladay posted a fantastic photo of himself at an amusement park behind a preoccupied fan, who happened to be wearing a Halladay T-shirt but didn't even notice him. Oopps you missed me! Walked right by me! Hope he gets to see his pic with me on Twitter, he doesn't know we took this— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay Has Sense Of Humor As Fan In Phillies Halladay Shirt Walks Right By Him

On the mound, Roy Halladay was scary. He managed to instill fear in the batters he faced, the fans in the stands, and I don't know how Carlos Ruiz was not too scared to catch him. In his retirement, though, we have come to know Halladay as a big teddy...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay Snaps Picture With Unsuspecting Roy Halladay Fan (Photo)

Roy Halladay spent most of his 16-year MLB career embarrassing batters, and now he’s apparently spending his retirement embarrassing clueless fans. The two-time Cy Young Award winner took a trip to an amusement park Sunday, where he spotted a fan wearing his Philadelphia Phillies shirsey. Halladay decided to have a little fun and take a photo with the guy without letting him...
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Taking Leftover Roy Halladay Bobbleheads To Clearwater To Give Them Away

Former Phillies and Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay still lives in the Dunedin area. It is Dunedin, just up the road from Clearwater, Florida, where the Toronto Blue Jays train. So, it would be perfect for the Phillies to honor Halladay when the two meet, right? That does not appear...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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