Reason number 3,543 why you should despise Bob Costas, and everything he stands for in life:
"The starting pitcher, obviously, for the American League, representing, at least for the moment, the Toronto Blue Jays ... Roy Halladay."
Oh, well done, Robert. Bravo.
Fuck Costas. This is about Doc, and Joe Maddon rightfully selecting him to start tonight's All-Star game in the house that Albert Pujols built.
Look, I'm hella proud of Aaron Hill; a couple of years ago I predicted he'd be an all-star second baseman. But no one represents Toronto like Doc.
For those of you who might be new to the blog, I made it my mission this summer to be in attendance for every Halladay start at the
Rogers Centre SkyDome. I wanted to make sure I never took Doc for granted. It's ironic, because the thought of him being traded never even crossed my mind.
So far, I'm seven-for-nine. I missed Doc's start on May 17th, while a good friend tied the knot, and his effort on June 29th, while my Grandmother lay waiting for what comes after this crazy, earthly experience.
I know Doc will only be out there for two or three innings, but if there's one road start I could attend this season, it would be tonight's.
I trust that the esteemed Bob Costas won't be doing on-field introductions so, whether you're watching at home, or at a bar, take a minute to appreciate the hat Doc will surely tip to the crowd. It's the same hat he'll be wearing in the Baseball Hall of Fame one day.
"Roy Halladay, TORONTO BLUE JAYS."
For now and, hopefully, forevermore.