Roy Halladay announced his retirement today, but not as a Blue Jay. He retires as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies.
I realize he signed a one-day free-agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays before announcing his retirement, but that's just pr spin. The fact of the matter is we traded him to the Phillies back in 2009 and that's where he played his final game.
Roy Halladay is not only the greatest starting pitcher in Blue Jays history, he is also the classiest man to ever don the uniform. We were lucky to have him and he deserves to have his name on the Level of Excellence as soon as is logistically possible.
What an unbelievably inspiring career. Thanks, Roy, even though you did not retire as a Blue Jay.
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