His Philadelphia tenure was brief, but Roy Halladay didn’t need much time to endear himself to Phillies fans.
The Phils honored the late Halladay before today’s season opener with a video tribute, flyover, and moment of silence:
— A.C. Junior (@OfficialMisterC) April 5, 2018
“One of the greatest to ever wear a Phillies uniform.”
No argument there, not from me.
Later, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson brought the Lombardi trophy out to the field, walked up to the third base line, and took off his jacket to reveal a Halladay jersey.
The ceremonial first pitch went right down the middle:
What a moment.
Doug Pederson, wearing a Roy Halladay jersey, delivers a perfect strike before the first pitch of today's game. pic.twitter.com/gKt5ZkTacp
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) April 5, 2018
“Doug Pederson can do no wrong.”
You, sir, are correct.