Roy Halladay Ain’t No Turkey… and He’s Apparently Not a Fan of Erik Kratz, Either

I don’t think that’s the right call.


Better get used to it, kid. You’re in the Big Leagues now.

That exchange, between Erik Kratz and a fake umpire during a Godshall’s Turkey Bacon commercial, might as well have been the same one that took place between Kratz and Roy Halladay after Justin Upton hit a two-strike bomb off Halladay last week.

Kratz wanted the pitch down and in. Halladay wanted it up.

Neither happened.

Here’s what Halladay had to say after that game:

“We talked about going away to him,” Halladay said of the pitch to Upton. “If we were going in, we were going to stand him up. We went in with a low target, which isn’t what we wanted to do. You’re not going to get him out there. What I wanted to do wasn’t executed.”

So, catching Halladay tonight for his second start of the young season? Humberto Quintero. More than one scriptual took to the Tweets to point that out:

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Of course, if we’re being fair, it’s worth noting that, while on the mound, Halladay didn’t step off, shake off, or otherwise dispute that pitch and its location with Kratz. He also missed the target by about 10 inches.

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  • tonystarr April 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    well,that’s a pussy move by doc. Not really a fan of Kratz….but once again pitchers showing that diva tendencies!

  • Uncle Leo April 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Doctor blaming nurse for a bad surgery

  • Edward Murphy April 8, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    He’s just prejudiced against white catchers.

    • Dave April 8, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      ^^This. He’s always gotta have a Hispanic pitcher. He always refused to throw to Schneider when Chooch was out too.

  • lovetron April 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Lame, Doc. You are a HOF pitcher. He’s a journeyman catcher. You throw the ball where you think it should go. This circumstance is a joke.

  • ThePhillyFlash April 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I’m disappointed in Halladay for pushing a teammate under the bus. And if Quintero fails to impress tonight, what’s the next move, bring Dutch Daulton out of retirement? Bush move, Doc, bush move!

  • Magic April 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Stop saying scriptuals…

  • Moop April 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Big fan of Halladay’s but these excuses are getting old. Come to terms with things, and find your middle ground in pitching.

  • Mr beefy April 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I guess Doc will be blaming his left arm for his velocitiy issue next! Quit making excuses and pitch the way you were paid to!!!

  • Brock Landers April 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    All of this would be for naught if Chooch decided to keep his vains clean. PEDs are destroying pro sports

  • poophole April 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    @Brock Landers Chooch was busted for Adderall…. moron

  • Informed April 8, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    i dont necessarily see it as he threw him under the bus. if you look at the quote, he says “we” several times. so, there is no singularization there. obviously, doc prefers chooch and he is just going to have to suck it up for another 4-5 starts before chooch can come back.

    • Josh April 9, 2013 at 7:42 am

      Read between the lines faggot.

  • Al Morganti's Fake New England Accent April 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    When do they start throwing Cholly unde the bus. That should be coming soon.

  • Flyer Rob April 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Godfather locks has a 5000* on louisville tonigh.

  • Edward Murphy April 8, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I’m expecting RAJ to pick up halladays option for next year any day now

  • Saul April 9, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I know it’s early, but that karma you said would hit Washington still seems to be shitting on the Phils. Things don’t look too promising at the moment.

  • Informed April 9, 2013 at 8:31 am

    you would think that having made the disparaging remarks he did a few days ago that halladay would have come out last night and put up one of his patented quality starts. instead, he totally shit the bed even more disheartening than his 0-2 and 14.73 ERA is his post game remarks. i think halladay is suddenly realizing his immortality.

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  • CS April 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Halladay is being childish. He has blamed the mound condition, the ball not being rubbed up correctly, something else, and now the catcher. He is in the process of destroying his own public image with this shotgun anger. He also got pounded Monday with Quintero as catcher, so I that blows the Kratz theory out of the water. Grow up Roy! You have met the enemy and he is YOU!

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