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Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby Kress » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:52 pm

Speculation now, but ****.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby Bootz2004 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:19 pm

Halladay confirmed dead in the crash. Sad news.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby Swashy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:45 pm

Terrible news. I don't know if I would call it an unimaginable tragedy but I sure as hell didn't imagine Doc going out that way.

Peace to him and his family.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby Alpha » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:01 am

Terrible news. Met the guy at spring training years ago. Signed an autograph for my boy. He was a genuinely nice guy. The sad thing was I never knew he still lived here until today.

Blessings to his family.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby real bucs fan » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:01 pm

Doc was a legend here in Toronto. I remember going to one of his last starts as a Jay when we knew he was going to be traded. He was magnificent and the crowd was electric. Without a doubt my fondest in stadium experience as a Jays fan.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby sanka » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:37 am

Remember him very well...I will never understand the fascination with being a pilot...or owning a gun.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby Alpha » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:52 am

sanka wrote:Remember him very well...I will never understand the fascination with being a pilot...or owning a gun.


Of course you won't.

Flying gave me a similar feeling to surfing...though not to the extent that surfing does.

It's existential. Difficult to explain but anyone who has flown or surfed or has done ANYTHING that gives them that "feeling" knows what I'm talking about. It's not an "adrenaline rush"...it's more spiritual than that.

And the next time your wife or your job stresses you out or pisses you off, go to a gun range and fire 20 or so rounds off. It's the wonder drug that works wonders...
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby Kress » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:17 am

Completely agree Alpha. There is that feeling. It could be surfing as you say (and I have never done), or scuba diving, or mountain climbing, or whatever.

But now...

Alpha wrote:go to a gun range and fire 20 or so rounds off.


Is this in like a minute, or what?
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby NYBF » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:30 pm

Mix of drugs found in baseball legend Roy Halladay’s system after fatal plane crash

Baseball legend Roy Halladay had amphetamines, morphine and traces of a drug used to treat insomnia in his system when he was killed after crashing his private plane into the Gulf of Mexico last year, an autopsy report revealed Friday.

The 40-year-old former Phillies pitcher was alone in his two-seat sports plane when it plunged into the ocean 10 miles off the coast of St. Petersburg, Fla. on Nov. 7.

Halladay, a sure-bet Hall-of-Famer who retired from baseball after the 2013 season, was alternately flying high and then buzzing the water before the “high-energy impact” crushed the plane and ended his life, said National Transportation Safety Board Investigator Noreen Price at the time.

On Friday, the Pinellas County Medical examiner released Halladay’s autopsy report.

The report, obtained by the Daily News, states that morphine was found in Halladay’s system and while that could indicate heroin use, there’s no definite indication that he had used the drug.

Traces of amphetamines and large quantities — 72 ng/mL — of Zolpidem, a drug used to treat insomnia, were also found in the former MLB player’s system.

Any amount over 50 ng/ml of the Zolpidem “appears capable of impairing driving to a degree that increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident,” according to the FDA’s website.

Halladay, whose official cause of death was blunt trauma and drowning, according to the report, suffered a subdural hemorrhage, multiple rib fractures, and lung, liver and spleen injuries in the crash.

He also reportedly fractured a leg.

Halladay was a two-time winner of the Cy Young Award during his 16-year MLB career. He’s one of two players in MLB history to pitch a no-hitter in a playoff game.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby Kress » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:50 pm

The fractured leg comment is odd. That seems inherently inconsequential.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby Deja Entendu » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:52 pm

Kress wrote:The fractured leg comment is odd. That seems inherently inconsequential.


The heroin comment (implication) is shitty. Based on the toxicology report, he almost certainly wasn't using heroin, and apparently the trace amounts of morphine were indicative of being off of whatever meds he was actually taking for several days, most likely something for pain, rather than being under the influence.

The ambien is a different story, and I wouldn't be surprised if the amphetamine was adderall to counteract the sleeping pills. Both of those meds can be much more dangerous than most people realize.

Regardless, this whole thing sucks for his family.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby NYBF » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:32 am

Deja Entendu wrote:
Kress wrote:The fractured leg comment is odd. That seems inherently inconsequential.


The heroin comment (implication) is shitty. Based on the toxicology report, he almost certainly wasn't using heroin, and apparently the trace amounts of morphine were indicative of being off of whatever meds he was actually taking for several days, most likely something for pain, rather than being under the influence.

The ambien is a different story, and I wouldn't be surprised if the amphetamine was adderall to counteract the sleeping pills. Both of those meds can be much more dangerous than most people realize.

Regardless, this whole thing sucks for his family.


Or maybe he just liked getting fucked up. Thankfully no one else was hurt.

I wish I was surprised there isn't more coverage of this.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby Deja Entendu » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:43 am

NYBF wrote:
Deja Entendu wrote:
The heroin comment (implication) is shitty. Based on the toxicology report, he almost certainly wasn't using heroin, and apparently the trace amounts of morphine were indicative of being off of whatever meds he was actually taking for several days, most likely something for pain, rather than being under the influence.

The ambien is a different story, and I wouldn't be surprised if the amphetamine was adderall to counteract the sleeping pills. Both of those meds can be much more dangerous than most people realize.

Regardless, this whole thing sucks for his family.


Or maybe he just liked getting fucked up. Thankfully no one else was hurt.

I wish I was surprised there isn't more coverage of this.


That could be, and then it'd be the reverse of what I said: The ambien was to bring him down from all the crank. Either way, the trace amount of morphine doesn't fit in there, and still doesn't point to heroin use, as implied in article.

Regardless, as you said, thankfully he didn't hurt anyone else.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby Bootz2004 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:01 pm

Sounds like a junkie to me. Oh well, RIP Roy.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby Caradoc » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:55 am

Deja Entendu wrote:
NYBF wrote:
Or maybe he just liked getting fucked up. Thankfully no one else was hurt.

I wish I was surprised there isn't more coverage of this.


That could be, and then it'd be the reverse of what I said: The ambien was to bring him down from all the crank. Either way, the trace amount of morphine doesn't fit in there, and still doesn't point to heroin use, as implied in article.

Regardless, as you said, thankfully he didn't hurt anyone else.


I don't think ambien was there to "bring him down". Ambien doesn't work like that.

Ambien can be very scary though, you can black out on that **** and have no memory of it. Very dangerous, and moreso because it doesn't seem like it would have such crazy effects so people don't expect it.
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby NYBF » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:16 am

#BlueJays announce plans to retire Roy Halladay’s No. 32 on opening day and will wear a patch in his honour all season.


That is... odd...
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Re: Roy Halliday in a plane that went down?

Postby Kress » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:58 pm

NYBF wrote:
#BlueJays announce plans to retire Roy Halladay’s No. 32 on opening day and will wear a patch in his honour all season.


That is... odd...



Outside of Jackie Robinson, the only number they've retired is Alomar. He played there 4 years. So they're good at random retirements.
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