by Tim Devine
Today’s Disney Picture of the Day is off the beaten track a bit and really isn’t even the best photo but it does have a special meaning along with a Disney context. This photo is from March 9, 2010, from the Phillies/Braves Spring Training game at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. Anyone who knows me know that I am a DIE-HARD Phillies Phan, always have been, always will be. I got to enjoy a Phillies/Braves game in Disney World that past two years along with my grandfather (Bill), my father (Ron), and my first-born son (Billy). Four generations of Phillies Phans, cheering for our favorite team; that’s what we were celebrating,
This picture is posted today in honor of Roy Halladay pitching a no-hitter against the Cincinnatti Reds in the opening game of the 2010 Major League Baseball Playoffs. For years, Roy Halladay was a star pitcher on a bad Toronto Blue Jays team; he came to the Phillies in an off-seaon trade prior to the 2010 season beginning. He marked his inaugural Phillies campaing by going 21-10 and pitching a perfect game in May against the Florida Marlins. His no-hitter today was the first postseason no-hitter in baseball in over 50 years, and also marked the first time a pitcher has thrown a perfect game and no-hitter in the same season. Halladay is just an incredible pitcher and the Phillies are blessed to have him in red pinstripes.