Last week I joked about the Roy Halladay machine receiving a software update that would add another pitch to his already daunting arsenal. Well, it appears that the upgrade might also have included a brand new emotion chip.

The illusion of Halladay’s humanity is on full display in this promo for MLB 2K11.

Comments (15)

  1. The other shirt he was holding had to be blue, didn’t it?

    So gutted.

  2. Unbelievable.

    So, not only does he get traded and seemingly over-night go from under-appreciated to finally regarded as ‘the best pitcher in baseball’, but now he does funny commercials, too?!

    I know he had that bee-hive one a few years ago for the Blue Jays, but this is WAY funnier on Halladay’s part than that one.

    Bravo, Roy.

  3. @Navin – I was gonna say the same thing, but decided against it… *sigh*

  4. Awesome.

    On a related note, Carlos Ruiz is so crazy underrated. 2nd among NL catchers in WAR last year, son.

  5. If only he referred to him a Chooch, guaranteed Clio.

  6. Fun Fact,
    Carlos Ruiz had a kid 9 months to the day of Halladays perfect game. Talk about celebrating in style.

  7. I’ve watched this about 36 times already.

    By the way, according to a tweet last week, the wife of Carlos Ruiz gave birth to their new baby 9 months after Roy tossed his perfect game.

  8. @Ruiz facters – for once, a fun fact lived up to the billing. i am so happy i know this now.

  9. I don’t believe Roy Halladay plays video games.

    Not for a second.

    Nice try, 2K Sports.

  10. I firmly believe the blue shirt was an awesome little shout-out, actually.

  11. someone finally sees how underrated this dude is? awesome. carlos is happy, see?

  12. Roy’s the funniest Mormon on the planet. And those dudes are a wheeze.

  13. This vid is ten tons of awesome. It’s great to see Roy having fun. Didn’t notice the other shirt was blue – nice excuse to watch it again.

  14. Something else I noticed – he’s crazy natural in this, more so than other athletes doing vid game commercials. Knowing what a perfectionist he is, I wouldn’t be surprised if he worked with an acting coach for this.

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