Grew up on two islands, Jamaica and Montreal. Attended Loyola HS and Concordia University and played JV basketball at a time when the rest of the team was U.S. draft dodgers and conscientious objectors. Joined the baseball Expos PR staff in '73 and took over media relations in '77. Fishel Award w...
After all was said and done on this emotional day, there were two main take-aways from this celebration of Halladay’s life. Also in the seats to honour their friend were former teammates and men who shared the same clubhouse: Jose Bautista, A.J. Burnett, Cito Gaston, Frank Thomas, Jimmy Rollins, Juan Samuel, Brad Lidge, Shane Victorino, Erik Kratz, Aaron Hill, Orlando Hudson, Scott Downs, John McDonald, Reed Johnson, Dustin McGowan, Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee, Kyle Kendrick and many others.
The Cards won the World Series and the two pals took their fishing trip to the Amazon, where at one point Halladay initiated a dangerous dip into the muddy waters of the world’s longest, most dangerous river teeming with piranhas and other critters. “He texted me after the game while I was still on the bus,” Carpenter said, his voice quavering. “He was still sitting in his locker after pitching his heart out, and congratulated me and wished me good luck the rest of the way.
CLEARWATER, FLA.—The first time Roy Halladay ever made eye contact with me in a major-league clubhouse, he made me feel like some sort of village idiot for the clichéd question I had asked. He was always making you think and be better. It was in March of 1997, in the visitors clubhouse in Sarasota. Halladay had this way of making you second-guess the wisdom of a question to the point where it improved you as a columnist or reporter. Be prepared and, yes, you could make him smile.
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