DUNEDIN, Fla. — Roy Halladay said the origin of the four baseball cards that are stuck in his nameplate is a mystery. Prior to the game, cards for A.J. Burnett, Dustin McGowan, Shaun Marcum and Jesse Litsch appeared atop Doc’s locker.
Some wondered if it was Halladay’s way of hinting at what he believes the rotation should look like this year.
"I don’t know. They just showed up there. I had no hand in that," Halladay said with a grin.
Asked if Casey Janssen — competing against Litsch for the fifth spot — might add his own baseball card to the display, Halladay laughed and replied: "I’m sure it’ll be up there tomorrow."
On the way to the clubhouse, I also spotted a kid sporting a Brian Wolfe jersey. I told Wolfe and he laughed and said: "Somebody does own one. I didn’t know they sold them."
Also chatted with Scott Rolen after he sat through an odd interview with CityTV’s Kathryn Humphreys for the upcoming game broadcast on Sunday. One of the off-beat questions was something to the effect of, "Would you rather have no teeth or no toes?" Rolen went with no teeth.
"I figured if I had no toes, I couldn’t walk," Rolen said with a shrug.
Yeah, I guess he could still win a Gold Glove without teeth. Talk about in-depth journalism.
More after the game…