Wednesday, December 8, 2010

So Roy Halladay Went Fishing with the Roy Halladay of Fishing

I'm not much of a fisherman. In fact, I can't actually remember ever catching anything (and I even went night fishing down the shore, where you're supposed to get flounders or blue fish or whatever no matter how much of a donkey you are). In the interest of full disclosure, though, I should likely note that my refusal to touch anything live may have played a role in that.

Whenever we went to a lake or creek, I insisted on using corn meal for bait, because I wasn't touching any worms. When we were at the ocean, I'd only use lures. God Bless my poor old man. Come to think of it, it's a good thing I never was successful, because I'm pretty sure I'm afraid to touch fish, too. Huh.

But anyway, I digress...

From left to right: Hanley Ramirez, Roy Halladay, Pro Fisher Dude

According to ESPN, the Phillies sent Roy on an all-expenses paid celebrity fishing trip with some guy named Skeet Reese (no seriously, real person) as a reward for his perfect face-breaking of the Marlins. Which is pretty cool I guess. Hopefully though Rube didn't make the front office staff pawn their watches to fund the trip.

Some quotes:
"Roy was quiet at first, but as the evening wore on, we talked about family, our careers and, of course, bass fishing," Reese said.
Humility. Roy's a humble, giant fish killing machine. Love it.
"I was a little intimidated at first to get a chance to meet Skeet," Halladay said. "But it only took a few minutes to find out what a down-to-earth guy he is, and he made the whole day something I'll remember.
WAIT WHAT. I seriously couldn't love Roy Halladay any more.

Seen above: flutter lures
I post this for no other reason than as an excuse to allow me to make a SO FLUTTERED reference. Seriously. I spent three minutes researched fishing terminology to see if there was anything that rhymed with cuttered. You're welcome.


  1. I want to go fishing with Skeet Reese

  2. Hell, I want to go fishing with BOTH of 'em.

  3. I want to skeet on Beasley Reece.

  4. Can anyone answer what happen to!? I love this website, but I miss that one too. Please help me get them back.

  5. its gone, meech game up on it

  6. I want to go skeet shooting with Reese's peanut butter cups.

  7. I went to K-Mart and....December 11, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    I was surfing my channels, and saw Skeet fishing on ESPN.


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