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Roy Halladay: The cold, hard truth

Shoulder surgery sets up fascinating final chapter to his career

Updated: May 8, 2013, 10:15 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Mariano Rivera couldn't let it end on a warning track in Kansas City. Roy Halladay couldn't let it end with a 2 1/3IP-4H-9R-9ER-4BB-4K box-score line from hell.

Players play. Pitchers pitch. Stars reach for the sky. That's what they do. That's what they are.

And that's why Roy Halladay found himself sitting in a dugout in San Francisco on Wednesday, spinning the word that he needs arthroscopic surgery to fix a bone spur, a frayed labrum and a partially ...

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