One the one hand, it was incredibly bittersweet to watch Roy Halladay pitch his brains out in a vintage six-hit, one-run complete game over Red Sox in front of a large partisan crowd on Sunday.
On the other hand, it was completely demoralizing to hear Brandy Halladay on the radio twice over the weekend, getting choked up and ostensibly saying her goodbyes to Toronto. Any vague notion that we had that there might be a chance to hold on to Doc this year and re-sign him to an extension or whatever was pretty much blown away in those two brief impromptu interviews with the radio crew.
Let's face it: If the woman who knows Doc better than anyone has it in her mind that this weekend represented her last food drive with the Lady Jays, and that this weekend might be his last homestand, then those faint hopes of holding onto the greatest pitcher in Jays history just got a little more remote.
Hang on tightly. Let go lightly.