VIDEO: Roy Halladay Dominating David Ortiz at Fenway Park With Trio of Whiffs is Incredibly Satisfying
By Adam Weinrib
If you're like me, there's nothing more satisfying than when David Ortiz fails to make contact with a pitch. Even if the footage in question took place a decade ago, there's no expiration date on a good whiff. Please, enjoy with me the time Roy Halladay took a 12-0 lead into the ninth, and sent Papi flailing at curveballs twice, before catching him looking one final time.
Sorry, sir. Not even close.
Though the slugging Red Sox at the end of the 2000s were fairly beastly, Toronto had a pretty solid antidote to their patient lineup whenever Halladay took the mound. He could wait 'em out, no matter how long it took, often outfoxing sluggers like Ortiz and slap-hitters like Dustin Pedroia with reckless abandon.
Halladay's 43rd birthday would've been on Thursday, which is reason enough to remember his nasty arsenal this weekend.
Sit down, Papi, and watch with the rest of us.