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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Roy Halladay says that doctors told him he has no structural damage in his throwing-arm shoulder blade.

That leaves the alternative explanation for his diminished velocity and the spasms that caused him to pitch uncomfortably and ineffectively Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

He's 35.

And there is no surgery for that.

Halladay is a pro and insists he will find new ways to prepare his body to pitch at an All-Star level. Believe that he will try.

The Phillies --- if not this year, then definitely next --- cannot afford their $20 million pitcher to fail.

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