Baltimore Orioles: Safe home, Roy Halladay

I know that I speak on behalf of all Orioles’ fans and everyone in the Baltimore Orioles’ organization when I offer deepest of condolence to any and all who loved former Blue Jay and Phillie, Roy Halladay. According to news reports, Halladay was killed in a small plane crash over the Gulf of Mexico yesterday. For his career, Halladay was 203-105, with a 3.38 ERA.

Halladay pitched in Toronto and thus in the AL East from his rookie year of 1998 until 2009. From 2010 until his final year of 2013, he was a Philadelphia Phillie. While in Philadelphia, he pitched a perfect game as well as a no-hitter – which was in the playoffs.

However Halladay will be remembered as an overall good guy. He came across as incredibly community-minded, and liked to have a good time with the fans. It’s tragic when anyone dies, especially at the young age of 40. However perhaps it registers just a bit more when it’s a guy that’s sure to be a first ballot hall of famer.

Safe home, Roy Halladay. MLB lost a great player yesterday. But it seems the world lost an even better person.

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