Roy Halladay ready for October's stage

Phillies' veteran right-hander thoroughly prepared entering his first trip to postseason

Originally Published: October 5, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Starting pitchers are isolationists by nature, but some of the elite ones have taken the whole solitary confinement concept to the extreme. Steve Carlton built an alligator-filled moat around his locker when it was his turn to pitch, and teammates of Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson or Kevin Brown would have eaten pine tar before invading the air space of those gentlemen on game day.

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy "Doc" Halladay lacks the intimidating edge of the Big Unit, but he does ...

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