A Video Tribute: Saying so long to Roy Halladay

We all deal with the loss of a loved one in different ways. When it comes to saying so long to Roy Halladay, the best way for me to personally to grieve during this situation was to create this goodbye video message to him.

Please watch and reflect back on the good times we had with Doc.

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.



  1. Peter D

    December 15, 2009 - 3:49 pm

    There was way to much AJ Burnett in that video.

  2. Ian H.

    December 15, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    If you hated seeing A.J. Burnett in that video, you should see the Goodbye Video I did for him (though it was more of a parody than a genuine goodbye).

    "Saying Goodbye to A.J. Burnett"

  3. Mattt

    December 15, 2009 - 5:35 pm

    Looks like a nice return though. The future really does look like it's taking shape

  4. Matty L. Rock

    December 15, 2009 - 7:06 pm

    It's such a sad day, all we can do now is remember how awesome Halladay was to see every 5 days, and pray that the return lives up to huge expecations that being "who we got in the Halladay" trade will place upon their shoulders.

    It's the worst kind of break-up ever. Not only are we losing him, but we have to see him and his new lover all about town.

  5. Ian H.

    December 16, 2009 - 12:09 am

    Mattt, it's going to take a while, but the future is looking strong for the Blue Jays. I just hope that most folks have the patience to stick around.

    Matty, every Roy Halladay start was a gift and the closest thing to a guaranteed win as there was.

    At least they didn't trade him within the division – can you imagine the Blue Jays having to face Halladay 5+ times a year? I don't think I could handle it.

  6. Mattt

    December 16, 2009 - 6:12 pm

    The real fans are going to be there and the casual ones will be back in a couple of years. It's still cheap summer entertainment so all will be ok.

    I'm trying to stay focused on the positive. It feels like Doc has been gone for a while. I really feel like be Jays have a direction now and it looks promising. Don't be surprised if Roy's back after this contract to finish what he started…

  7. Ian H.

    December 16, 2009 - 11:27 pm

    You can't beat $9 bucks for a game – best deal in town!

    It's easy to get trapped into the pessimism and say that this team will never win again, but we need to stay strong and stay focused on the future. I trust AA's vision for the team, even if it means taking five more years to get there.

  8. andymc9293

    December 17, 2009 - 2:48 am

    Roy will be back. Mark. My. Words.

    (watch the snet interview for hints!)

  9. Ian H.

    December 17, 2009 - 3:03 am

    "(Toronto) is somewhere I want to keep going back to"

    Honestly, I hadn't considered the possibility that Doc would come back after his contract with the Phillies, but NOW I will!

  10. jaysgirl32

    December 17, 2009 - 11:40 pm

    Amazing video! I'm going to miss him so much. Didn't he win 148 games though (the video says 146)

  11. Ian H.

    December 18, 2009 - 3:38 am

    Thanks Jaysgirl! You're right – it's 148, not 146 … good catch. My mistake!

  12. jaysgirl32

    December 23, 2009 - 12:00 am

    Could you please post a link to the pic of Doc on draft day (or send me the pic). I've been trying to find it, but am not having much success.


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