It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

Posted: April 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
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It is time, Philadelphia fans. Time to come to grips with the realization that Roy Halladay will never be the Doc of old again. Age and overuse have run their course; causing a once herculean figure on the bump to be relegated to nothing more than an expensive and glorified Adam Eaton. 

Halladay will forever be remembered in this town for his May, 2010 perfect game in Miami and his October, 2010 postseason no-hitter. The pessimistic branch of the fan base will also note his failures in the 2010 NLCS and 2011 NLDS; although it would be terribly asinine to put the latter loss on Doc’s shoulders. 

This has been a long time coming. The signs were subtle. But, Halladay showed increased fatigue and arm trouble dating back to the second half of the 2011 season. Still, we all believed that the great and powerful Halladay would overcome his minute issues to once again bring a Cy Young quality demeanor to the mound every fifth day. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and nothing is forever in this world, let alone in the tumultuous sport of baseball.

Where do the Phillies go from here? Well, the options in the minors are slim at this point. Yes, the team has great depth at the AAA level. But, it would be presumptuous to assume that any of their current starters at Lehigh Valley could step in right now and perform to a level that would satisfy this fan base. The team’s only option right now is to keep running Halladay out there like an old horse in his last race before being put out to stud. If he figures it out, then there is hope again in the City of Brotherly Love. If not, then our worst fears during March were realized. Roy Halladay, the Super Man of his generation, has hung up his cape for good. 

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