Wah Waah Waaah decided we should get up at six this morning, and so we did. While waking up at a time that not so long ago I'd be heading to bed sounds incredibly not fun to youngsters... well, no, it kind of stunk. But I did stumble across this article by Matt Gelb, which thrilled me. Roy Halladay breaking noses, eyes, mouths, cheeks and associated facial components off with a new pitch? Ainoes Rite?!
In 2009, Halladay threw his change-up 4.6 percent of the time, according to pitch data from Baseball Info Solutions. In 2010, Halladay has used the change-up for 13.1 percent of his total pitches... Halladay's 1.59 ERA this season is the lowest of his career through eight starts.OMG ZWR, BUT WHAT DOES ALEX CORA THINK? Gelb thought to ask:
"That's not fair."Concur.
So, yeah, that's pretty great. Oh, and lastly this bit: the whole eternal search angle of the article, it's made me think about Moby Dick- if Ahab [spoiler alert] captured and conquered the white whale. "C'mon ZWR there's deeper symbolism at play in the novel and that would arguably represent man conquering death (and his fear of eternal nothingness)" you shout. Possibly. But if anyone can do it, it's Roy Halladay.