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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Roy Halladay helps rescue man after snake attack

The snake apparently bit him on the ass but he was able to free himself before the snake wrapped him up. Instead the snake wrapped around his motor on the back of his little 14 foot dugout canoe and tore it off the back of his boat. Doc and I helped him gather his gear and flip the boat back over and then towed him home. You could definitely see the bite mark on his ass, but he was able to fight it off; amazing.

Halladay lifetime vs. the Snakes: 3-1, 2.73, 32/4 K/BB, and now, one save.

Athletic Supporter is USDA certified lean Posted: January 03, 2012 at 05:55 PM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Javy Joan Baez (chris h.) Posted: January 03, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4028251)
Roy Halliday is officially Batman.
   2. Good cripple hitter Posted: January 03, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4028267)
That was my reaction too, but the paragraph above the excerpt is really disappointing:

Me and Doc Halladay even came across a local, sitting bare naked on a tree by the river. What we were able to figure out is that he was fishing in the river for tropical fish to sell for aquariums when he got attacked by an anaconda.


So the headline should be 'Roy Halladay tows canoe of snake attack survivor".
   3. Athletic Supporter is USDA certified lean Posted: January 03, 2012 at 08:31 PM (#4028269)
It's true, but this was a way better headline! And, technically true.
   4. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: January 03, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4028270)
The snake tore the engine off a boat? Good god.
   5. Javy Joan Baez (chris h.) Posted: January 03, 2012 at 08:34 PM (#4028272)
The snake tore the engine off a boat? Good god.

They're gonna need a bigger boat.
   6. Morty Causa Posted: January 03, 2012 at 08:42 PM (#4028283)
That blogger doesn't have much of a sense of drama. He wasn't taught in school that you don't bury something like that in the middle of your piece? He just casually drops it in, then just as casually moves on to something else.
   7. Swedish Chef Posted: January 03, 2012 at 09:24 PM (#4028308)
The snake tore the engine off a boat? Good god.

Bet the snake was pretty disappointed with its dinner.
   8. Andere Richtingen Posted: January 03, 2012 at 10:06 PM (#4028337)
McCollough and Carpenter both injured their feet on the trip. Carpenter was moving from one boat to another one afternoon and cracked his toe on the side of the boat; it was all swollen and black and blue the next morning.


I'm sure the Cardinals will be thrilled to hear about this.
   9. valuearbitrageur Posted: January 03, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4028359)
I'm sure the Cardinals will be thrilled to hear about this.


If they played for the Mets, their contracts would already be terminated!
   10. Bob Meta-Meusel Posted: January 03, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4028371)
So, my first thought when reading the excerpt and seeing
The snake apparently bit him on the ass
was that the next phrase was going to be "and Halladay sucked the poison out".

Then I saw that it was an anaconda and, knowing they aren't poisonous, my next thought was that between the anaconda and the biting being in the ass, there really should have been a Sir Mix-a-lot reference in there somewhere.
   11. Nasty Nate Posted: January 04, 2012 at 12:12 AM (#4028390)
The snake also vomited up John Voight in front of Halladay
   12. Swoboda is freedom Posted: January 04, 2012 at 12:19 AM (#4028391)
The snake apparently bit him on the ass

was that the next phrase was going to be "and Halladay sucked the poison out".


No, Halladay called the doctor at the hospital, the doctor tells him he has to suck out the poison. If he doesn't suck it out, he will die.

Halladay then returns to the man and tells him, "Sorry, you are going to die."
   13. Walt Davis Posted: January 04, 2012 at 12:40 AM (#4028398)
What's really scary ... somewhere out there now there's an anaconda with a ####### outboard strapped to its tail!
   14. Greg K Posted: January 04, 2012 at 12:48 AM (#4028400)
The snake also vomited up John Voight in front of Halladay

What was a dentist doing with an anaconda?
   15. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: January 04, 2012 at 03:08 AM (#4028428)
Well, it's no Nomar.
   16. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 04, 2012 at 05:55 AM (#4028438)
An anaconda bit teammate Ryan Howard's ass in 1997, and it's been swelling dangerously ever since.
   17. Stop Oppressing Zonk by Investigating His Heroes Posted: January 04, 2012 at 08:42 AM (#4028460)
The snake also vomited up John Voight in front of Halladay


What was a dentist doing with an anaconda?


Removing the CIA-installed acid-laced fillings from the actor's teeth.
   18. Javy Joan Baez (chris h.) Posted: January 04, 2012 at 12:58 PM (#4028708)
An anaconda bit teammate Ryan Howard's ass in 1997, and it's been swelling dangerously ever since.

Christ, then what the hell bit C. C. Sabathia?

Also, an anacønda ønce bit mi sister.
   19. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 04, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4028983)
Where the hell was Jeter??
   20. Stop Oppressing Zonk by Investigating His Heroes Posted: January 04, 2012 at 05:58 PM (#4029029)
Where the hell was Jeter??


Preparing the Get Well gift basket.
   21. phredbird Posted: January 04, 2012 at 06:19 PM (#4029041)
halladay, carpenter, and b.j. ryan? brendan ryan? the brendan ryan carp chewed out and got him in TLR's doghouse and then he got traded away and we've had sukc at SS ever since and now we're paying rafael furcal a bunch of money? that b.j. ryan? they were friends all along? sheesh.
   22. Nasty Nate Posted: January 04, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4029050)
halladay, carpenter, and b.j. ryan? brendan ryan? the brendan ryan carp chewed out and got him in TLR's doghouse and then he got traded away and we've had sukc at SS ever since and now we're paying rafael furcal a bunch of money? that b.j. ryan? they were friends all along? sheesh.


maybe by "B.J. Ryan" they mean B.J. Ryan.
   23. phredbird Posted: January 04, 2012 at 06:44 PM (#4029056)
my mistake, i think i heard 'brendan ryan' on mlb this morning, and i was kind of cursing under my breath about it ever since ...
   24. Nasty Nate Posted: January 04, 2012 at 06:53 PM (#4029067)
you know you are an intense baseball fan when you are cursing under your breath about some smallish random thing from a few years back in the middle of a January day. Also, F-you Tony Clark goddam .291 slugging bastard friggin even 80 year old rickey topped that you slow swinging grumble mumble grumble...
   25. phredbird Posted: January 04, 2012 at 07:38 PM (#4029109)
the whole brendan ryan thing made me nuts. it was tony being his controlling worst, but it was colored for me by the fact that i saw brendan play in -- what, 2009? he was an awesome fielder, just awesome, and i liked how he wore his socks and i just thought wow now we got a real marty marion type shortstop, all we gotta do now is find a bat for 2B, etc. ... then matt holliday drops a fly ball and then we had a sucky 2010 and ryan got blamed for a bunch of stupid stuff.
   26. ray james Posted: January 04, 2012 at 07:51 PM (#4029121)
First of all, the Amazon is nothing like I had pictured in my mind. I thought I would be hearing the sounds of birds and animals all day long, but it wasn’t like that. We saw macaws and parrots flying in pairs occasionally, and we heard and saw monkeys, but for the most part, the river was silent, almost eerily silent most of the time.


Sure they were quiet. They heard about the snake.

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