“I think if you’re good baseball people, you should be able to see how we’re setting it up. I shouldn’t have to answer that.”
–Charlie Manuel, getting a shoulder rub from Pete MaCkanin
Imagine the world without Roy Halladay starting in Game One of the NLDS. Go ahead; let yourself drift there.
OH GOD MONSTROUS DEMONS WITH CLOWN HEADS ARE CLAWING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE SPACE TIME CONTINUUM STATUES ARE CRYING TEARS OF BLOOD ALL IS LOST
Get out of there! Geeze.
That is in no way a world you want to be a part of, unless you’re a clown-headed demon who somehow learned to read something other than cryptic messages from the underworld written in human guts. In which case, I don’t want you reading my website, mister.
The “speculation” of Roy Halladay’s start was a whirlwind of feigned suspicion, as if this were some team without three other aces waiting in line for their chance to tear somebody in half. Well, it is that, but of the aces, Roy Halladay has established dominance quite resoundingly.
For some reason, though, we tried to make this a controversy. Not a time-rippingly perverse controversy, but one that kicked the hornets on Twitter pretty effectively.
So, just to reassure you–Roy Halladay will be getting the ball for the first game of the playoffs. That’s the kind of news we break here on TBOH: The obvious kind, that’s already been broken somewhere else, first.