What the New Roy Halladay Looks Like

Following last night’s 3-2 loss to the Nationals, CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury described what Roy Halladay looked like on the mound early in his start. It’s a bit depressing:

Back then, he carved up hitters with a lively fastball that he could cut or sink away from the barrel of a bat. When he stood on the mound, he looked like the baddest man in town, his shoulders broad, his neck strong.

The life on Halladay’s fastball is gone now, maybe never to return. Physically, he no longer looks like the baddest man in town. He is thinner. Truth be told, he looks gaunt. Where once his uniform top fit snugly over his strong shoulders, it now appears to hang off him as if it belongs to his big brother.

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