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Halladay Eats Angels for Breakfast

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 6:  Roy Halladay #32 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium May 6, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Ian HunterCorrespondent IJune 3, 2009

Ever wondered what the secret is to Roy Halladay's pitching super powers? He chews up the Los Angeles Angels, and spits them out because they are not even worthy of passing through his digestive system.

Just in case you ever wanted even more reasons to love Roy Halladay, here are some true facts about him that will help us appreciate him even more:

  • Halladay works so quickly by the time his pitch gets to the batter, he's already winding up for the second pitch.
  • Roy Halladay taught Michael Phelps how to swim.
  • Halladay went into the clubhouse and did some laundry in the bottom of the sixth. He's such a nice guy that he cleaned the Blue Jays' and the Angels' jerseys.
  • Halladay wanted to give up a few runs on purpose just to make the Angels feel like it wasn't completely hopeless for them to win.
  • The Blue Jays should erect a bronze statue of Roy Halladay and put it in the TD Canada Trust Comfort Zone. It deserves to be comfortable.

Doc was completely dialed in against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim that reside in California on the continent of North America which is in the northern hemisphere. Aside from a shaky seventh inning, Halladay chewed up the Angels with 14 total strikeouts (a career high) en route to his ninth win of the season. Bravo, Leroy - you earned it.

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