Thursday, October 1, 2009

A tit for tat: Halladay won't stand for that

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“It just got away from me ... You don't want to see anybody get hurt, but sometimes those things happen and you move on.”
Roy Halladay is so damn accurate with his pitches, that even the ones he throws to plunk opposing hitters are delivered with pinpoint accuracy. Knowing how precise Halladay is, there is no way in hell that that pitch “got away from him” in the exact same spot that Jonathan Papelbon plunked Adam Lind the game before. But kudos to Halladay for standing up for his team mates, whether or not Jonathan Papelbon hit Adam Lind intentionally in the first place.

I guess Billy Wagner was released from the old folks home for a night because he piped up and said the following about what Halladay did to David Ortiz:
"I don’t know what they’re thinking there. If it had been any other pitcher besides [Halladay], they’d get tossed. I think it’s a little bush league, but it’s the way it is”
Although that storyline was mentioned here first, it was actually secondary to the pitching masterpiece that Doc spun against the Boston Red Sox. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and only allowed three hits after the fact. Aside from pitching a no-hitter in his final start of the season, Doc could not have ended the season on a higher note; two straight shutout complete games and a streak of 24 innings without a run allowed. If the Blue Jays are still planning on trading him in the off season, his strong finish will go a long way increasing his value this winter.

For the time being, let's sit back and bask in the glory of what was arguably the finest pitching performance of the year by Roy Halladay.

Thanks, Doc. We truly appreciated it.

2 comments:

  1. Ah, Billy Wagner. Truly the words from a jealous and petty man. Or maybe he made a simple mistake in word judgment. It happens. After all, people still mistake Wagner for a major league pitcher.

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  2. I know BK, when was the last time that Wagner even pitched? If he makes the Red Sox playoff roster I will be surprised.

    Roy Halladay is anything but bush league.

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