Thursday, December 17, 2009
Aw, hell yeah!!!
The Phillies just signed a guy who has been arguably the best starting pitcher in the AL for the last eight years. It's impossible not to smile when you think about that as a Phillies fan.
But do you want to know what I really like about this deal?
The fact that the Phillies (who for the first 30 years of my life were a team that always had a bullshit excuse to not upgrade their roster) had a guy like Cliff Lee at the top of their rotation and said "We can do better for longer."
That's what I love about this deal. That and the twinkle I see in Roy Halladay's eyes as he says things like this:
"This is where we wanted to be," Halladay said about his family.He's talking about the Phillies, people.
"It was an easy decision for me," Halladay said. "Once the opportunity came up to be a part of this, I couldn't pass it up."
He's talking about playing in Philly during the Golden Age of Phillies baseball.
He could've gotten C.C. Sabathia money from a lot of other teams, but he came to Philly because he wants to win this year, next year and the year after with this team.
That's fucking awesome!!!