Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2010 Chachi Special Edition #RH Roy Halladay

The sting of losing Cliff Lee started to fade as soon as I saw Roy Halladay don his new Phillies jersey for the first time. Ironically enough, Roy claimed Lee's #34 as his new number with the Phils. The addition of Halladay bolsters the team's starting rotation and gives us a rock, a stopper, for the next four seasons, quite possibly five.

He said all the right things at his introductory press conference, including his desire to not only win in 2010, but to win in 2011 and 2012:
"This is a dream come true. The longer you play in your carer the
more important (winning) becomes. I've been able to establish myself, achieve things. The more I play, the more I realize how important that is for me. To see a team do it in back-to-back years and have that success says a lot about the players in the clubhouse and people that are putting the team together. It's not an accident. I want to be a part of that. I've heard great things about the people and great things about the organization. That is big for me. The biggest thing is having a chance to win and hopefully do it a couple of times. For me, that was the biggest factor."
Halladay is a 6-time All-Star and a former Cy Young Award winner, having won the award in 2003. In the last four seasons, he's finished in the top five in the American League Cy Young voting, but he's never pitched in a Postseason game. We both hope that changes this year. Pitchers and catchers report February 18th.


Jim from Downingtown said...

Jim, if you REALLY wanted to go old-school, you could do a Topps' 1974-style airbrush job on a Blue Jays cap!

Jim said...

I like that idea a lot . . .

Could be a weekend project once the Christmas shopping is done.