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RIP Roy Halladay
« on: November 07, 2017, 02:25:25 PM »
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/21331438/roy-halladay-40-dies-plane-crash-gulf-mexico

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Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher who retired from baseball nearly four years ago, has died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida. He was 40.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Department confirmed that a small single-engine aircraft piloted by Halladay was reported down in the Gulf of Mexico earlier Tuesday afternoon.

Halladay recently received his pilot's license and tweeted photos last month of himself standing next to a new ICON A5 plane, which was the model of aircraft that was recovered Tuesday in the Gulf.

Halladay was an eight-time All-Star and went 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA in his 16-year career with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. He threw a perfect game during the 2010 season and a no-hitter that postseason.
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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 02:49:55 PM »
Holy crap.  I remember watching him pitch a lot.  He was fantastic. 

So sad to here he's gone so young.
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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 06:59:53 PM »
RIP :(
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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 07:39:13 PM »
I hated watching him on the mound against my Yanks.  He was such a competitor.  Sorry to hear of his passing.
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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 04:17:52 AM »
RIP, Roy.
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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 08:39:16 PM »
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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 05:37:30 AM »
RIP...that sucks.

TMZ is reporting that he was showboating and caught on video doing so, before he crashed.

http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/08/roy-halladay-plane-crash-video-witnesses-showboating/

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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 11:53:48 PM »
So, 3 of the 7 planes of that type that have been built have now crashed. And it sounds like the manufacturer might be exaggerating just how easily it handles at low altitudes, too.