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Roy Halladay leaves the Phillies to attend to a personal matter

May 3, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

Roy Halladay

This is one of those deals where the headline has all of the information we know, but whatever. Jim Salisbury of

One day after failing to protect a six-run lead, Phillies ace Roy Halladay is not with the club for Thursday’s game against Atlanta. According to sources, Halladay is tending to a personal family issue. Sources say the pitcher is healthy.

Not a good couple of days for Halladay.  Hope all is well with the guy and his family.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 3, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    I hope all is well, too. Do what you have to for your family, Roy.

    • Utley's Hair - May 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

      Apparently, a couple morons—unless it’s just one—don’t feel the same way.

      • WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

        Yeah, I got an alarming amount of dislikes. Apparently people hate the Phillies so much that they actually want Roy’s family to be in peril. Stay classy, gents.

  2. Utley's Hair - May 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Hope everything’s okay, Doc. Take care of what you need to. We’ll be here.

  3. Jonny 5 - May 3, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Maybe he just left his Mojo in the top drawer of his nightstand? That would help to explain last night some. Here’s to hoping everything is just fine.

  4. seeinred87 - May 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    I’m sure his head wasn’t in the game last night because of whatever’s going on. Even for the best, sometimes real life shit can seriously affect your performance on the field.

  5. philly4lyfe - May 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    He had to go save some1 from snakes!

  6. Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - May 3, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Am I the only one that assumes when Roy Halladay “tends to personal matters” he is thwarting international terrorism and rescuing children from burning orphanages?

    /seriously hope everything is ok

  7. bigleagues - May 3, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    I hope Doc is OK, but what’s with this latest #HBT trend of leaving personalized get-well/well-being messages for MLB players. I mean, we do know that virtually none of them will ever read them, right?

    • wonkypenguin - May 3, 2012 at 3:42 PM

      I think they know that, but I also think they’re trying to set the tone for replies to be, y’know, civil about it. Just a thought. Gotta be positive when you can.

  8. garryjercia - May 3, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Play by play guys said it was scheduled; therefore unrelated to the whole ‘worst outing in five years’ thing.

    • Utley's Hair - May 3, 2012 at 11:33 PM

      Scheduled could mean funeral or some sort of family medical thing, meaning it could be related to his frame of mind, and therefore, his performance.

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