Today marks the first day that the NHL will take over operations at CBP. We’re heading down there later to get some shots of the ice build and other construction progress, but this one comes courtesy of NHL.com's Adam Kimelman. Yes, that appears to be Roy Halladay (who was in town this weekend) long-tossing in the outfield – in shorts – as crews build an ice rink around him. Fucking awesome.
When Kimelman tweeted that photo – saying, Phillies pitching, ice rink building. Just another day in Philadelphia - there was no doubt in my mind that he meant Halladay. I checked with Kimelman, who said he thinks it's Halladay throwing to his Mini-Me, Kyle Kendrick.
You may remember last year, when Doc was beasting around in nine degree weather at CBP, also in shorts.
A few more via Kimelman and Comcast Spectacor PR man Ike Richman: