Former Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay dead at 40

 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Former Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay dead at 40

Died in a plane crash down in Florida.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject:

Very sad. So many baseball players have died in crashes (plane and car). RIP.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:57 pm    Post subject:

I'm shocked. I remember back in the day wishing we had traded for him. It's why I'm always hesitant about flying in small planes.

And just one year before he becomes HOF eligible which he'd be a shoo-in for.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:01 pm    Post subject:

Man that sucks
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject:

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I'm shocked. I remember back in the day wishing we had traded for him. It's why I'm always hesitant about flying in small planes.

And just one year before he becomes HOF eligible which he'd be a shoo-in for.


Apparently only 7 of these planes have been built, and 3 have crashed.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:06 pm    Post subject:

RIP Doc.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject:

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I'm shocked. I remember back in the day wishing we had traded for him. It's why I'm always hesitant about flying in small planes.

And just one year before he becomes HOF eligible which he'd be a shoo-in for.



A family friend of ours and his wife died in a small plane crash last July. I don't get how anyone can fly those small planes but he's done it so many times before and this unexpectedly happened.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject:

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rwongega wrote:
I'm shocked. I remember back in the day wishing we had traded for him. It's why I'm always hesitant about flying in small planes.

And just one year before he becomes HOF eligible which he'd be a shoo-in for.


Apparently only 7 of these planes have been built, and 3 have crashed.


Sounds like an experimental plane. Those smaller planes are more susceptible to accidents due to turbulence not to mention all those little things that could go wrong that a bigger plane with multiple redundancies would not experience. Also the pilot licenses to fly these personal planes are less stringent.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:20 pm    Post subject:

What horrific news. This one really hurts because I am the same age as he was, so I followed his entire career and am well aware of just how great of a player he was, and saw him pitch so many times. Baseball lost a possible future Hall Of Fame pitcher in Jose Fernandez last year, and now it has lost another potential Hall Of Fame pitcher whose career recently ended with Halladay. Few pitchers have ever had a peak as good. He led the league in complete games for 5 seasons in a row. He had 67 complete games over his career, which was 30 more than any other pitcher during the same time period. In a 10-season run from 2002-2011, he was an All-Star 8 times. His career ERA+ was 131; to compare, Curt Schilling's was 127. He also memorably threw a no-hitter in a postseason game, and had a 2.37 ERA over 38 postseason innings overall. His 3.38 career ERA in the era in which he pitched was also outstanding, particularly considering that he pitched his home games in Toronto and Philadelphia, two absolute hitters' parks.

Overall, he was 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.178 WHIP. He was an 8-time All-Star, 2-time Cy Young Award winner (including once in the AL and once in the NL), and received top-5 Cy Young Award votes 7 times. When you're that great compared to your peers, and when the history of the game cannot be written without you (he threw a no-hitter in the postseason!), you should be in Cooperstown.

Oh, and everyone who covered him says he was an extremely nice person to be around. RIP, Doc. You'll be missed and appreciated greatly by this Dodger fan, who always wanted to see you play for the Blue.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject:

Brutal, way too young for a great pitcher and by all accounts a great guy.

I feel bad for his wife and sons.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject:

Of all the pitchers in the MLB, only him and Don Larsen pitched a no-hitter in the postseason. Don Larsen got a perfect game in the World Series and Roy Halladay got a no hitter in the playoffs in 2010 against the Reds. He also pitched a perfect game in the regular season against the Marlins as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject:

Damn what terrible news. RIP
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject:

Probably the best starting pitcher of the last 20 years.

Dominated most of his career in the AL East, not an easy thing to do. As I Yankee fan I hated my team facing him, but always respected him. Truly one of the best I've ever seen. RIP Mr. Hallladay
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:04 am    Post subject:

RIP Roy Halladay...Great pitcher!

Apparently, the guy who designed the plane died in a crash just last May (along with the company's chief engineer). I don't see how these planes (jet-skis with wings) would be allowed to fly again...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject:

Apparently, Mr. Halladay was taking a few too many liberties with the maneuvers before the plane crashed.

http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/08/roy-halladay-plane-crash-video-witnesses-showboating/

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TMZ Sports has obtained footage shot by boaters who say the ex-MLB star's plane was going from 100 feet in the air down to 5 feet and then back up again ... repeatedly.

The boaters were so shocked by the flying pattern, they pulled out their cell phones to capture the bizarre dips and rises.

Moments later, the plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico -- and the boat full of witnesses raced over to the crash scene to see if they could help. Once they arrived, it was clear the pilot was dead.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:17 pm    Post subject:

DuncanIdaho wrote:
rwongega wrote:
I'm shocked. I remember back in the day wishing we had traded for him. It's why I'm always hesitant about flying in small planes.

And just one year before he becomes HOF eligible which he'd be a shoo-in for.


Apparently only 7 of these planes have been built, and 3 have crashed.


Never understood why people take their chances on small run experimental aircraft.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject:

hoopschick29 wrote:
Apparently, Mr. Halladay was taking a few too many liberties with the maneuvers before the plane crashed.

http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/08/roy-halladay-plane-crash-video-witnesses-showboating/

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TMZ Sports has obtained footage shot by boaters who say the ex-MLB star's plane was going from 100 feet in the air down to 5 feet and then back up again ... repeatedly.

The boaters were so shocked by the flying pattern, they pulled out their cell phones to capture the bizarre dips and rises.

Moments later, the plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico -- and the boat full of witnesses raced over to the crash scene to see if they could help. Once they arrived, it was clear the pilot was dead.


Wow. Still sucks but man, that's playing with fire and he got burned.
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