I’m getting a sinking feeling, Yankees fans, that 2010 is The Year of The Phillies.
It appears the missing ingredient for Philadelphia to win another World Series title has been Roy Halladay, aka Dr. No.
You could say I’m jumping the gun by assuming it will be a Yankees/Phillies repeat. And you might be right about the Yankees side of the equation, but I can’t see the Phillies not winning theNational League pennant. Is San Francisco, Atlanta or Cincinnati gonna beat ’em? Nope. The Phils would have to play as poorly as they did before the All-Star break.
It’s true that American League hitting is generally better than National League hitting. However, Dr. No ain’t just whistling “Dixie” (actually no one should) when he’s on the mound. He wants a ring.
Plus, he’s already faced AL sluggers such as A-Rod, Josh Hamilton and Evan Longoria when he was with Toronto. He can handle them.
While Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels are no slouches, Halladay’s the scary one with his near-perfect Game 1 Wednesday night and his absolutely perfect game in May against the Florida Marlins.
Normally, I can’t sit still for no-hit games because I love home runs and the excitement of derring-do base running. But if I’m ever in the presence of one Mr. Roy Halladay when he’s pitching…I’ll stop, look and listen because you never know when Dr. No will make baseball history again.