I bet I know how the conversation started.
Joe Biden: "Roy, this is a big [bleepin'] deal!"
Way to show up the Brotherly Lovers of Hockey, Roy.
Seriously, this perfect game meme might be getting out of hand. Twenty of them for all time and three in the past 10 months? Mark Buehrle(notes) in July, Dallas Braden(notes) three weeks ago, and now Halladay.
Do we need to move the mound back? Roll in the outfield fences? Give the players aluminum bats? Three balls to a walk?
No, no, no. And no. We just need to enjoy the artists — or, in this case, the Doctor — at work.
Halladay, on the other hand, was born to do this. The perfect pitcher threw a perfect game.
I view Halladay like Quint looked at great white sharks in "Jaws." He saw them as the perfect killing machines. Emotionless, except for a certain amount channeled of rage when they attack.
That's how Halladay pitches. He channels all of his emotions into the craft. That a camera caught him smiling at all is amazing; Of course, it came after the perfecto was over. While the game is going on, Halladay has no expression. His eyes are like a doll's eyes.
He's a big bleeping deal.