Today, we celebrate Roy Halladay. Yes, we’ve done this before, but today is going to be a little different, perhaps a little more emotional. Let’s begin with the positive. Here are some articles that have been written lately that will bring back some of the good memories of Doc.
- At The Athletic, Matt Gelb takes you on a journey filled with all of the twists and turns of how the Phillies finally came to trade for Halladay. This is a really good read.
- Remember the perfect game that he threw in Miami? Gelb and Meghan Montemurro take you on an oral history that talks about the watch Halladay provided to a lot of members of the organization that he felt were involved in his throwing that game. Again - a really good piece.
- Scott Lauber also discusses the perfect game and how much it meant to not only Halladay, but to others that were there.
- As you probably are already aware, Todd Zolecki just released his book about Halladay. Here is the link to purchase the book for yourself.
This all leads up to the documentary that will air tonight on ESPN. It promises to be an in-depth look at some of the things that we didn’t exactly know about Roy, but a few suspected. It will deal with his opioid addiction that he grappled with later in his life. Here is the trailer for it:
Millions knew "Doc", few knew Roy.— E60 (@E60) May 7, 2020
Here’s a first look at Imperfect: The Roy Halladay Story - Coming May 29th pic.twitter.com/GCbisfUJtS
It promises to be an emotional rollercoaster where we remember one of the Phillies greats, yet struggle with the reveal of his addiction. Feel free to discuss it here, but also please be respectful.