The start of something big

Roy Halladay is about to make the NL's best team even better.

Updated: April 21, 2010, 12:37 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the May 3 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Shortly after Roy Halladay's second National League at-bat resulted in a 35-foot RBI single, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel got the idea to take a stroll to the other end of the dugout to have a brief chat with his newest power hitter. Partway there, Manuel took a look at Halladay -- eyes fixed on the field like a hawk on a lizard --- and realized something important: He's had better ideas over the course of his ...

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