Chesney Makes a Pitch to Roy Halladay

posted June 9th, 2013 at 10:47 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney performed at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday night, and in an interview discussed how he’d love to face Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay

Chesney with Phillies in 2011

“I talked to (Phillies pitcher) Roy (Halladay) and I told him that I want to face him in a simulated game action,” Chesney said. “I want him to bear down on me like it’s the seventh game of the World Series. I just want to experience what that feels like.”

Well, Phillies fans and Chesney know that it’ll be at least another two months before Doc can operate on the mound after undergoing shoulder surgery. The odds of Halladay turning back the clock to his halcyon days aren’t great.

If Doc passes on pitching to Chesney, it’s not going to change the singer’s opinion of Halladay.
“He’s a great guy,” Chesney said. “I would love to face him, but if not, he’s always welcome to come to my shows. I love it when players come out and see me.

“I understand that when I’m in Philly, they’ll be in the middle of their season. But two years ago, a couple of the Phillies — Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt — came to see a show I did in March in Tampa because they were in spring training. That was fun.

“I’m a huge sports fan. I can’t get enough of baseball and football. It blows me away what these athletes can do.”

“It is cool to do what I do,” Chesney said. “But it would be incredible to have one major-league at bat or to have the chance to face someone like the great Roy Halladay. It would be cool to experience that just once.”

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