Friday, January 29, 2010

Roy Halladay's almost convincing anthropomorphism

Todd Zolecki of writes:

"Roy Halladay has been arriving every morning around 7 a.m. at Bright House Field in Clearwater to begin his workouts. Amaro said the training staff is raving about his workout routine. I think the word "animal" and "monster" is being used a lot."

This blog, you see, it's destiny. Roy Halladay practically belongs at the zoo.

Sure, he smiles and kisses babies and loves the fans and says all the right things when the Todd Zoleckis of the world are around. But one gets the sense that somewhere, deep down, Roy feels a kinship with the wild kingdom's unwilling inmates. The off-season is his captivity. Patiently he waits. Lifts weights. Does interviews. Studies video. Grows his beard. And like a bloodthirsty Amur Tiger yearns for the next Grade X beef shank tossed over the wall, our ace craves the well-marbled, under-cooked sirloin known as the Washington Nationals.

On April 5, the animal will be uncaged. Feeding time is 1:05.

Don't be fooled.

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