From SABR member Bob Elliott at the Canadian Baseball Network on November 7, 2017:
The first three phone calls were very similar.
Both in length and the quivering voices on the other end after learning that a November day had been shattered with the news: yes it was true .. that was Roy Halladay in that downed private plane in the Gulf of Mexico.
“Can’t talk anymore, goodbye,” said a scout 90 seconds in.
“Call me back … in a month or so, I am a mess,” said one of Halladay’s ex-teammates before I could even say “hello.” My name must have shown on his phone.
“This is awful, this is terrible … I don’t mean to be rude, but I’m outta here.” said another.
Read the full article here: https://www.canadianbaseballnetwork.com/canadian-baseball-network-articles/elliott-r-i-p-roy-halladay?format=amp
- Related link: Read the SABR biography of Roy Halladay
Originally published: November 8, 2017. Last Updated: November 8, 2017.