Roy Halladay was officially named the All-Star Game starter by manager Bruce Bochy. Despite what Doc may say today, him and Rich Dubee probably aren't thrilled: [Philly.com on July4th]
"The older you get and the older they get," Halladay said, "that's one of the biggest perks of going."
The Phillies ace just isn't very keen on the idea of starting the game for the National League.
"Obviously you go there to pitch and that's the main idea, but there are definitely other guys that are worthy of it," Halladay said. "Whether they ask me or not I don't know. The only thing I always try to keep in mind is how is this going to affect me going forward?"
"You're looking at a guy that's leading the league in innings pitched by a pretty good size," Dubee said. "I don't know that you can deny [the starting job]. It would be an honor. But at the same time, this guy is taking on a big workload again, like he always does. We'll wait and see what happens."
Either way, it will be cool to see Doc take the hill tomorrow night.
Halladay told reporters he checked with Dubee when he was told that he would start the game.