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 Eagles are saddened to learn of the passing of Phillies icon Roy Halladay. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/hyonhmVntj— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 7, 2017
The team also decided to hang the Eagles flag at their facility at half-staff today.
Eagles flag is at half-mast. pic.twitter.com/sn2SwpETIq— Alex Smith (@Alex_SmithPHI) November 8, 2017
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.
Gone far too soon.— Phillies (@Phillies) November 8, 2017
Rest In Peace, Doc. pic.twitter.com/khboArOzRm
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