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Goodbye, Roy Halladay

(May 14, 1977 – November 7, 2017)

Roy Halladay perished in a plane crash today in the Gulf of Mexico. He was one of the most dominant pitchers of his generation, winning 203 games and striking out 2117 batters in his 16-year career with the Blue Jays and Phillies, 1998-2013. Halladay was an 8-time All-Star, 2-time Cy Young Award winner, and finished in the top 5 for the Cy Young five other times. In 2010, he threw the second no-hitter in postseason history as the Phillies topped the Reds in the NLDS.

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The Essential Games of the Philadelphia Phillies (2012)

Essential Games of the Philadelphia Phillies DVD review

The Essential Games of the Philadelphia Phillies
New Video, 2012
Approx. 10 hrs., 14 mins.

When choosing a team’s greatest games, there is sure to be some controversy at some point. Two of these games are obvious choices. The team’s 2008 World Series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays and Roy Halladay‘s 2010 postseason no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds would surely make anyone’s list. And certainly, one of the games from the 1993 NLCS against the Braves would probably be included, but the last game of that series was not the most exciting. And in 1980, a year in which the Phils won the World Series, the game chosen was from the NLCS. A good game, no doubt, but in my opinion it does not trump the World Series.

Despite the shortcomings in the game selection, this is still a fine set to own. Where else can you see Nolan Ryan pitching to Pete Rose and Mike Schmidt, or Greg Maddux facing Darren Daulton and John Kruk? Anytime you have the chance to own a no-hitter on DVD, especially a postseason no-no, you have to do it.

Phillies phans won’t be able to root for their team in the 2012 postseason, but with this collection they can reminisce about their past pheats.

Games included in the set:

  • October 12, 1980, vs. Houston Astros – 1980 NLCS Game 5
  • October 13, 1993, vs. Atlanta Braves – 1993 NLCS Game 6
  • October 27, 2008, vs. Tampa Bay Rays – 2008 World Series Game 5
  • October 6, 2010, vs. Cincinnati Reds – 2010 NLDS Game 1

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Purchase The Essential Games of the Philadelphia Phillies.

A no-hitter? REALLY?

Wow. That’s all I can say about it right now. Just, Wow.

I need to go cry a little bit now. Remember though, it is a best-of-5 series. We can still do this. WE CAN STILL DO THIS!

NLDS #Reds vs. #Phillies – Game 1

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