The producers of the E:60 special "Imperfect: The Roy Halladay Story" Brian Rivera and Mike Farrell join Buster to talk about the program, including why Brandi Halladay chose to participate in the story, Halladay's fear of failure, his sense of humor, what was left on the cutting room floor they wish made it into the special, and shining a light on pitchers using painkillers (2:45). Plus, Todd Radom on PNC Park and the weekly quiz (29:35).
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Former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay made baseball history in 2010, pitching the 20th perfect game in MLB history. But behind his on-field success, Halladay struggled with addiction, depression and anxiety before his fatal plane crash in 2017. Ahead of tonight's E:60 on Halladay, "Imperfect: The Roy Halladay Story," ESPN's John Barr discusses his months of in-depth reporting for the piece, time spent with Halladay's family, and the gap between public perception of the pitcher and his private struggles.
Exclusive interviews with Roy Halladay's family, friends, teammates and coaches reveal how the Hall of Fame pitcher's last years were gripped by physical and mental pain, and an addiction to prescription drugs.
The Korean ace shares his experiences from playing with the Hanwha Eagles before he left his country to shine on the MLB stage.
Joon Lee helps Eric and Tristan break down the rewatchability of Sandlot and offers hot food takes before surprise trivia and strategy talk!
A scout's all-time great gamble. A future Hall of Famer failing in the biggest moment in Series history. Sam Miller shows there's a lot more to the Fall Classic than MVPs.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
We'd like to extend our congratulations to Blue Jays pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu and his wife on the birth of their daughter, Lucy, born May 17th.
Eric and Tristan add to the elite tier of middle infielders before talking the myth of position scarcity and tricky trivia!
Dan Shulman talks to Buster about calling play-by-play for big baseball moments. The guys discuss the air being sucked out of Wrigley in the Bartman game, calling Sunday Night Baseball when Osama Bin Laden was killed, David Freese's heroic World Series game six, the good and the bad of the Jose Bautista bat flip game, and being stuck in an elevator when Joe Carter won the World Series (17:57). Plus, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers on the players' reaction the MLB's proposed plan to play, and the current animosity between players and owners as this is sorted out (2:20).
Some of the brightest young stars in sports -- including Zion Williamson, Mookie Betts, and Jack and Quinn Hughes -- have something in common besides exceptional athleticism and uncommon drive: Their first (and toughest) coach was Mom.
We break down the groundbreaking performances of the 2000s, featuring stars from Big Papi and Joey Bats to JV, Kershaw and the Freak.
The numbers and star power are staggering. McGwire and Sosa. Bonds, Griffey and A-Rod. Pedro, Maddux and the Big Unit. And that's just scratching the surface.
130 steals! The original 40/40 season. These were the player performances that defined an unforgettable decade of baseball.
Scandals, scapegoats, superstars and, yes, the Yankees. Sam Miller judges every October since 1903.