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Roy Halladay, Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies

Roy Halladay, Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies

The Giants’ Tim Lincecum 2-hit the Braves with 14 whiffs, and the Phillies’ Cole Hamels shut down the Reds in Game 3 to end their series. But clearly the Athlete of the Week is Phillies’ ace Roy Halladay. Making his postseason debut after 169 career wins, Halladay pitched the second postseason no-hitter in baseball history. Halladay needed just 104 pitches as he walked just one Reds batter while striking out eight. The walk to Jay Bruce on a full count with two outs in the fifth inning was the only thing standing between Halladay and perfection.

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Carlos Zambrano announced the other day that he’s going to retire the split second the final two years of his five-year, $91.5-million contract have expired. But just so you know, it’s not about the money. It’s about the love of the game. …
The Twins win the pennant! The Twins win the pennant! It hasn’t happened, of course … yet. Twinkies rule! …
Which reminds me. The Pirates, continuing a proud tradition, will turn a handsome profit this season, enabling them to embark on an aggressive offseason plan aimed at rebuilding the owner’s luxury suite. …
And you wonder why they call the NFL the No Figuring League: The Vikings are in last place in the NFC North and Favre’s backyard touch-football team is in first place in the AFC South. …
The Reds, after receiving permission from the commissioner’s office, honored Pete Rose on the 25-year anniversary of his record-breaking 4,192nd hit. Rose didn’t do interviews or speak directly to the crowd, but he did give a thumbs-up and a wink to a bookie behind the visitor’s dugout. …
That’s it for this week, sports fans. Now that the recession is officially over and all, I’ve got to go buy my wife another Porsche.

Jim Armstrong

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Carlos Zambrano announced the other day that he’s going to retire the split second the final two years of his five-year, $91.5-million contract have expired. But just so you know, it’s not about the money. It’s about the love of the game. …
The Twins win the pennant! The Twins win the pennant! It hasn’t happened, of course … yet. Twinkies rule! …
Which reminds me. The Pirates, continuing a proud tradition, will turn a handsome profit this season, enabling them to embark on an aggressive offseason plan aimed at rebuilding the owner’s luxury suite. …
And you wonder why they call the NFL the No Figuring League: The Vikings are in last place in the NFC North and Favre’s backyard touch-football team is in first place in the AFC South. …
The Reds, after receiving permission from the commissioner’s office, honored Pete Rose on the 25-year anniversary of his record-breaking 4,192nd hit. Rose didn’t do interviews or speak directly to the crowd, but he did give a thumbs-up and a wink to a bookie behind the visitor’s dugout. …
That’s it for this week, sports fans. Now that the recession is officially over and all, I’ve got to go buy my wife another Porsche.

Jim Armstrong

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