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    OT: Roy Halladay 1977-2017



    Dude's about my age. He apparently died doing what he loved most - flying a small aircraft over the sea.

    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/e...ulf-of-mexico/

    (frankly, an awful lot of people die in small aircraft, and they are often celebrities because they either have the money to afford one, or are being escorted by one)

    I'm sure this will be moved to the baseball board eventually, so.... Roy Halladay should be in the Hall of Fame and it would be ignorant of today's pitching climate to keep him out. Sadly, his death will probably help his cause even though it should have nothing to do with his candidacy.





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    Re: OT: Roy Halladay 1977-2017

    The greatest pitcher in the history of the Blue Jays

    First MLB game I went to he pitched. Devastating.
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    Re: OT: Roy Halladay 1977-2017

    Awful news, particularly for us die hard Canadian Jays fans. I know most on the board undoubtedly despise the Jays, rightfully so, but everyone has to have a lot of respect for Doc. Was just filthy at his best and always a class act playing for a pretty crappy team.





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    Re: OT: Roy Halladay 1977-2017

    Very sad news, He threw a no-hitter at the Reds in the Playoffs. Extraordinary pitcher.
    I want a Flacco jersey! Johnny Bench wore #5





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    Re: OT: Roy Halladay 1977-2017

    I still remember his perfect game for the Phillies. 1st and only perfect game I watched live. RIP





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    Re: OT: Roy Halladay 1977-2017

    I'm not a baseball fan anymore. Back when I was Roy Hallady was a dominant force for the Blue Jays. For a while he was about the only good thing on the Blue Jays. He made them competitive which for a starting pitcher is almost impossible. He has to be almost perfect to make that happen and Hallady was almost perfect in those years. Great player and he will always be remembered and missed.





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    Re: OT: Roy Halladay 1977-2017

    It's been a tough go for Canadians.

    Roy Halladay was one of the top "Childhood heroes" for my generation.

    Earlier, we lost a Canadian legend and one of the best ambassadors our country has ever seen, Gord Downie.
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    Unhappy Re: OT: Roy Halladay 1977-2017

    203 - 105 (.659 pct) 3.38 ERA. Outstanding pitcher for 16 years for the Blue Jays and Phillies.

    Only 40 years young R.I.P.... Bc





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    Re: OT: Roy Halladay 1977-2017

    Did anyone see that TMZ posted a video that is apparently the plane going down to the water?

    Why in the fuck does TMZ feel the need to post that kind of shit. You wonder what's wrong with the world and you see this stuff and then you know.
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    Re: OT: Roy Halladay 1977-2017

    Yeah I was shocked and saddened when I heard about it. Way too young to go. Helluva pitcher, and by all accounts a great guy too. Such a shame.
    Never get in a fight with a pig; you both get muddy, and the pig likes it...






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    Re: OT: Roy Halladay 1977-2017

    Halladay in his prime was the best pitcher in the Bigs. Without question.
    "Please take with you this final sword, The Excellector. I am praying that your journey will be guided by the light", Leon Shore





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    Re: OT: Roy Halladay 1977-2017

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Halladay in his prime was the best pitcher in the Bigs. Without question.
    Great pitcher - not much of a pilot. RIP.





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