Roy Halladay on Cardinals: “I Came Here to Bury Caesar, Not Praise Him”

Kyle Scott - September 30, 2011

Photo via Doc's Patients

Roy Halladay met with reporters today and he invoked a little Billy Shakespeare when asked about the Cardinals. This sounds funner:

Q: Can you talk about the balance of being in touch with what the other team’s capable of, having the proper respect, but at the end of all that, thinking about what do I know I can do and what our team is capable of, so you don’t give too much respect or too little? That balance there.


Halladay: I heard a quote a long time ago, I came here to bury Caesar, not praise him. It’s true, I think we’re all well aware of how good the team is. We obviously have a respect for what they’ve done and how they’ve played, but you have to be confident going in that you’re going to be able to beat them. And you have to be confident the guys around you feel the same way, so it is important, I think we all don’t take them lightly. But at the same time I feel like without an arrogant tone to it, we believe we have a team that can go out and get the job done.


Well then, death to Caesar!


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  • Adam September 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    My man crush on Roy just reached an new alltime high!

  • AJ September 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    i literally can not wait for this post season to start. i feel like this team’s intensity is about to go up a notch that nobody can contend with. halladay, lee, and even oswalt know this is going to be the best shot they’ve ever had at winning this thing, i have a feeling they’re going to be even more unhittable than they already are. go phillies!

  • K September 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    what a bad ass quote!

  • alison September 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Shirts available starting when? No, seriously. This dude is a post-season t-shirt phrasing machine.

  • iwj514 September 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Roy. All Class, All the Time.

  • Whoopi's Vaginal Discharge September 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I have wood.

  • The Great Norfeaster September 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Cliff Lee may be a Magical Steed but Halladay is a BOSS!

  • Iron Balls McGinty September 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    “Cry ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of war.” I think that follows later in the movie.

  • Roux Mad? September 30, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Et tu, Halladay?

  • BB September 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    fucking BOSS

  • Blonders September 30, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I think I just pre’d in my pants, let me check………yup

  • Aaron September 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    WOW, just WOW…..the man is total class. I want a t-shirt now! That is just incredible….I am so AMPED!

  • Tugger80 September 30, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    You go on with your bad self Doc! I’ll be at game one wearing this shirt:
    Let’s Go Phillies! Let’s Go!

  • HEA September 30, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    *Swoon* Confidence without arrogance is so effing hot. Go get ’em, boys!

  • Adam B September 30, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Has anyone else found themselves completely fired up after hearing that. It’s time to put the women and children to bed and go lookin’ for dinner!
    @BB and @The Great…BOSS is right.
    It’s only gonna get funner!

  • henry September 30, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Deadspin just picked this up and shouted you out. nice

  • nightscape94 September 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Not to be outdone, Cliff Lee was quoted as saying, “Friends, Philadelphians, countrymen, lend me your ears. On Sunday I will piss excellence into the Cardinals fearful faces.”

  • Jimbo September 30, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Shakespeare is good, but I’d rather have heard Roy quote ‘The Berserker’ from the WWF after he would pummel his hapless opponent and stick his head through the ropes, crying out to his manager Mr. Fuji saying, “I love it Fuji, there’s no competition for us!”

  • Lori September 30, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    he should have finished it like mean girls…”we should just totally stab caesar!”

  • DK October 1, 2011 at 8:56 am

    RAJ in there is absolutely the best…

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