Sunday, July 03, 2005

Cha-ching!

Despite a shaky start, David Wells pitched pretty well, for his best outing against the Jays this season; he would've closed out the 7th having given up 4ER, had a 3rd strike not been called a ball and a rookie second-base umpire not overstepped his authoritay and tossed him for...um... turning his back from the home plate umpire? I dunno. Anyway, Tito also got tossed, by the first-base umpire. Sox were down by 4, but won by 2, thanks to runs scored in the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th; highlights included a bases-loaded smash by Mueller for a (grrr) ground rule double, and a 2-run shot by Manny. Bullpen continued to scare, though no runs were surrendered.

Today the Sox try to improve their record against the BJ's to 4-7. Bronson Arroyo versus Roy Halladay. Media and blogger types like to call him Doc Halladay. Seriously, does anyone in baseball actually call him "Doc"? Does he like the title/nickname? The Original Doc Holiday actually had a doctorate, having graduated from dental school back in 1872. Despite his reputation as a gunslinger, he practiced dentistry throughout the entirety of his short adulthood, dying of TB in 1887, at the age of 36. One of Holiday's "close friends" was a prostitute by the name of "Big Nose Kate". They had a falling out, when she drunkenly signed an affadavit saying he was guilty of stagecoach robbery; this led to the whole OK Corral thing. Maybe this was all in "Tombstone" and so I am the only person not to know any of it.

Anyway, Roy Halladay's real name is "Harry Leroy Halladay". I like that more than "Doc".

3 comments:

  1. EVERYONE in Toronto calls him Doc. I'm not sure that they all even know his fake real first name. It's just Doc this and Doc that.

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  2. I am outraged. If I were Halladay, I would most definitely go bt Harry. Harry Halladay - that has a nice ring.

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