Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a clone of Roy Halladay?
Multiply Roy Halladay by five, and you have a starting rotation that could shut down the finest team of players that Major League Baseball could put together. Now while there may not be five Roy Halladays in existence, but I believe that there someone that bears a similarity to the Doc.
For some reason I have only ever pictured one pitcher in existence that could be Halladay's equal - and that man is Roy Oswalt.
You'd be surprised how similar Halladay and Oswalt actually are. First off - the name Roy. Secondly, both Halladay and Oswalt are both 31 years old, born in 1977. Okay, this is starting to get freaky ... but the similarities continue.
Both Roys have a very quiet demeanor, but a very professional attitude. Halladay and Oswalt are their team's ace, and respected as one of the best pitchers in their respective leagues.
Also, looking at both Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt side by side, they actually look pretty similar. Shave the beard off Halladay, and they could almost be brothers. Not to mention, both of them are gingers (as far as I can tell).
Just take a look at some of their statistics, as their career win/loss records are almost identical. Halladay a career 131-66, and Oswalt is a career 129-64. Halladay's career WHIP is 1.21, while Oswalt's is 1.20.
This evidence is suddenly starting to really stack up. Either that, or maybe I'm just grasping for statistics that are similar, who knows. Feel free to vote for yourself on the poll in the top right corner of the blog.
So what conclusion can be made? Although Roy Halladay was born on May 14th 1977, and Roy Oswalt was born August 29th 1977, I think their parents fudged their birth certificates to protect them.
It's all a big conspiracy theory. Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt are in fact twins, and were raised by different families so they would not be discovered by Scott Boras and turned into pitching factories. That's the only logical explanation.