We get complaints here every once in a while. Basically they range from:
What have you got against our province?
Why do you ignore our team?
And you have too much/too little Toronto Blue Jays/Canadian college/Canadians in the minors or sandlot coverage.
But the last week was different. The emails were about Roy Halladay coverage. They were on the same theme.
I read a Halladay story I wanted to show to my friend and now I can’t find it ... could you tell me where it went?
So here's a recap of some of our Halladay posts since his tragic passing in a plane crash on November 7 (Click on the title of the article to read it in its entirety).
GLEW: Canadian baseball community mourns Halladay - The likes of Canadian Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.), Scott Richmond (North Vancouver, BC), Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC), Vladimir Guerrero, Jesse Litsch, Ray Carter (Twassen, BC), Nick Pivetta (Victoria, BC), Carlos Delgado, Vernon Wells, Chris Carpenter, Jason Dickson (Chatham, NB), Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter, Edwin Encarnacion, Dan Plesac, David Wells and John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) express their sympathies.
Elliott: R. I. P. Roy Halladay - Memories from: All-star game in St. Louis, Bus Campbell, Isaac McFadyen, Mike Shaw.
Durant: Halladay transformed a few of us into Phillies fans - Ottawa’s Erin Durant tells of how her and her husband, Bradley Pender, were Halladay fans
Emily: For Doc - @JaysGirlEmily explains her reaction when someone mentions “Did you hear about Halladay?” And are stunned when her voice cracks in response.
Gallagher: Halladay’s stats make him a solid bet for Cooperstown - Canadian Baseball Network writer Danny Gallagher writes that Halladay is worthy of a plaque in Cooperstown.
Elliott: Recalling Roy Halladay - Memories from John Axford, Homer Bush, Ray Carter, Alec Clavet, Mark Connor, Pat Gillick, Matt David Harvey, Payton Hillsdon, Travis Hubbel, Joel Lustig, Gil Patterson, Joey Votto.
Elliott: Friends, family say goodbye to Roy Halladay - Memories from Gord Ash, Melissa Cates, Doug Dimma, Gorman Heimueller, Rob Mummau, Michael Paterson, Tim Wilken.
Elliott: More memories of Roy Halladay - Memories from Brian Bardis, Mick Billmeyer, Bill Deane, Jason Dickson, Mike Ellis, Bob Engle, Dakota Fedak, Orlando Hudson, Austin Huibers, Bruce Lombard, Brody McDonald, Steve McKinnon, Paul Schaak, Cody Shrider, Grant Vincent, Tim Wilken, Shane Zimmer.
GLEW: BWDIK Calvert, Durocher, Halladay, Saunders, Votto, Walker - Andrew and Elena North along with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Scott Crawford included a tribute to 2017 inductee Roy Halladay at the History Symposium in St. Marys, Ont. Halladay’s 2003 All-Star Game jersey, hat and spikes and a signed photo sat on a lone table in the front corner of the room.
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Articles:
Hendriks: New CBHOF inductee Halladay works with heads, not arms - Canadian Baseball Network writer Andrew Hendriks caught up with Halladay on induction day in St. Marys, Ont., in June. Halladay shared that he was working with the Philadelphia Phillies’ minor leaguers.
Halladay elected to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame - Halladay was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in June 2017.
ICYMI: Roy Halladay climbed on the Bus at an early age - Halladay and Bob Engle speak at Bus Campbell’s funeral.
Halladay says goodbye as a Jay - In 2013, Halladay signed a one-day, minor-league deal with Blue Jays so he could retire with the team that drafted him in 1995.