Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Roy Halladay Named ZWR's 2013 Man of the Year

We can get through this together.

On the morning of December 9th, news broke that shocked everyone. Then, in an instant, those who heard it were not at all surprised. For there are those men who will only accept from themselves a professional output of unbridled greatness. This is not figurative, or some pithy slogan. If they cannot be elite, they simply stop. Roy Halladay’s body did not allow him to be among the elite pitchers on earth, so rather than middling he decided to disappear into the fog.

Please don’t be long
Please don’t you be very long
Please don’t be long
For I may be asleep

Obviously, baseball fans and followers are sad to see Roy Halladay leave the game. But that sadness has overwhelmingly given way to respect (piled upon that which he’s earned over the course of his amazing career, leaving us with what I'd guess you could call a MOUNTAIN OF RESPECT) and admiration. You won’t see many pro athletes retire until nobody wants them anymore; any team in the majors would have offered Roy Halladay a contract for the 2014 season. But that wasn’t nearly enough. And that’s why he is the 2013 I Want to Go to the Zoo with Roy Halladay (visit us online at www.zoowithroy.com) man of the year.


  1. HLHIII's tenure with the Phillies was a Magical Mystery Tour before retiring on Blue Jay Way.

  2. Watching Doc pitch was to witness excellence. I am going to miss him. But, as usual, HLHIII did the right thing and retired.

  3. In another universe, he continues to pitch like a god...Sob ....I can't let go.


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