Can I come out against the nickname, “Doc,” for Roy Halladay? I know it is quite popular. It’s universal. This is what people call him. There is no going back. I just don’t like it that much. The primary reason is because the general population, the hoi polloi, cannot distinguish between Halladay and Holliday in their T-Rex brains. So, I’m going to say 6 of 10 people actually think his name is Holliday. Others know that it is Halladay, but think it is pronounced like Holliday. It’s not. If you must, call him “Doc,” but please do not call him Holliday. It’s enough to drive a person insane.
The other reason I don’t like it is, it’s just a bit lazy, isn’t it? If your last name was McDonnell, would you want your nickname to be Ronald? Is Dale Earnhardt’s daughter’s nickname Amelia? We can all agree that those are idiotic, right? Anyway, “Doc,” aka Roy Halladay (note the windfall of a’s), is taking the hill in a couple of hours. I might (probably will) check in during the game with some observations. This AL team will be a nice test for Roy and Mother Lovin’ (now there’s a nickname) if he gets into the game.
How about an All-Star Game Starter Quiz? Sure.
Most All-Star Game Starts (Pitchers). Category: Not Paul Byrd. My Score: 10/13.