Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Proud Halladay Collector

Well I was going to post something else, but the breaking news of Roy Halladay’s perfect game has priority first. And unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 hours, you know that Halladay pitched the 20th perfect game in MLB history on Saturday night when he dominated the Marlins 1-0. The Phillies’ only run would be unearned. The tall, bearded pitching god was extremely effective, needing only 115 pitches to complete his masterpiece. He did an excellent job of mixing his pitches and had perfect chemistry with catcher Carlos Ruiz all night. He struck out 11 and went to a 3 ball count only a few times in the game. The perfect game would improve Halladay’s record to 7-3 with a miniscule 1.99 ERA.

As a big Halladay fan and a collector, I’m more than thrilled. No other pitcher in baseball deserved it more than him. He is the hardest working man in the game and prides himself in everything he does. Off days are non-existent to him. He is a team leader in the clubhouse and when he’s on the mound, despite his stoic personality. While Halladay has had an excellent career thus far, the perfect game will be the cornerstone of his soon-to-be Hall-of-Fame career.

The only negative about all this is that his cards will start selling like hotcakes. The prices might jack up for a brief period, but hopefully they will fall back to their normal range. Until then, I will keep basking in the perfect game glory. Congratulations Doc, this will only cement your legacy as the greatest pitcher of our generation.

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