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Eagles pay tribute to Roy Halladay

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Rest in peace, Doc.

Yesterday was a very sad day.

Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay died in a plane crash on Tuesday. He was only 40 years old.

I know this is an Eagles blog, but Halladay was clearly such a big part of the Philadelphia sports scene when he was here. As such, the Eagles released a brief statement following the tragic news.

The team also decided to hang the Eagles flag at their facility at half-staff today.

Halladay was a tremendous player. His no-hitter in the playoffs was probably the most singular dominant athletic performance that I’ve ever watched.

I remember watching that game with my family. We were so happy. I remember the joy Halladay brought everyone every time we all got to watch him.

Halladay wasn’t just a great player. By all accounts, he was also a really great person. He is gone way too soon.

Rest in peace, Doc.

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