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Don’t talk to Rich Dubee about Roy Halladay

Apr 21, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

Chase Utley, Rich Dubee AP

One season after Roy Halladay had arguably the worst year of his career — a 4.49 ERA in 156.1 innings — fans and member of the media were rightly concerned when the two-time Cy Young award winner started the 2013 season by allowing 12 runs in 7.1 innings. They talked about his declining velocity, his changing mechanics, and different pitch selection. Over his last two starts, Halladay has allowed three runs in 15 innings.

Don’t talk to Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee about it, though. Dubee lashed out at the media for inquiring about him. Per CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury:

Dubee brusquely declined to speak about Halladay’s work during an interview session with reporters Sunday.

“I’m not going to talk about it,” Dubee said. “Everybody bashed Roy Halladay long enough. Now he has a couple of good ones and all of a sudden he’s a Cy Young candidate. You guys ride that roller coaster and we’ll stay where we’re at. Let Roy be Roy.”

  1. xmatt0926x - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    It should be said for people who don’t follow the team that Dubee has never been Mr. Sunshine.

  2. Last Road Reviews - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    I’m a Philly hater. However I am a fan of the game. Doc is one of the greats. Regardless of if he is still an ace it was a joy watching him.

  3. hittfamily - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Worst year of his career? You need to check those numbers. In Toronto, he had arguably the worst year of any one’s career.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Apr 22, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      Well – he said arguably his worst year, so he left some wiggle room to your point. Plus in 2000 he was ony 23, and in hindsight, still should have been in the minors

  4. natsattack - Apr 22, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Year 2000: 13 starts, 10.75 ERA

  5. schmedley69 - Apr 22, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Dubee has a point. The media really went a little overboard and turned the whole thing into a circus. Philly beat writers were tweeting Halladay’s velocity on just about every pitch. After Roy left a spring training start with the flu, Matthew Pouliot immediately tweeted that Roy would probably be going on the DL for an extended period (nice piece of journalism there, Matt). The media were like a bunch of vultures circling around a wounded animal waiting to swoop in and pick the carcass clean.

  6. cktai - Apr 22, 2013 at 5:42 AM

    Maybe Dubee wants to talk about his oddly smooth, pinkish goatee?

  7. Old Gator - Apr 22, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    When Dubee was peetching coach for the Feesh, the staff walked so many that the relievers were running in from the boolpen with doggie scoops.

  8. girlsknowsportstoo - Apr 22, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Tired of this story already…every game is going to be analyzed until Halladay proves to be a bust; success; or the season is over. Can we move on and let one of the greatest pitchers ever just play it out?

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