Roy Halladay Is the Best Starting Pitcher in Baseball

Roy Halladay Is the Best Starting Pitcher in Baseball

MLB Network is doing a "Top Ten Right Now" series leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting (exactly a month from today!) in a few weeks. They kicked things off with the best starting pitchers in baseball. Not surprisingly, a couple of Phillies cracked the top ten.

Now, they didn't select Cole Hamels to the top ten, but if you look at the graphic, it appears as if he did receive some votes.

Cliff Lee comes in at number 3 while Harry Leroy Halladay III is chosen as the best starting pitcher in baseball today.

My only qualm is that they spend what seems like a couple of minutes talking about the number 2 man, Justin Verlander, while Roy only gets a few quick words. Still, it's nice to know your number one ace is respected as the best in the game and your 1a isn't far behind.

When you get into the ten best starters in the game, I think it's safe to say any one of these guys could beat anybody on a given night.

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Cat-lover Ben Simmons raises his 2 Savannah cats to support #RaiseTheCat

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Cat-lover Ben Simmons raises his 2 Savannah cats to support #RaiseTheCat

It all started with a simple tweet at 1:58 p.m.

Ben Simmons asked his Twitter following about the cat.

One hour and 19 minutes later, Simmons decided to participate himself.

With his two Savannah cats.

For those out of the loop, Sixers fan @GipperGrove started the social media movement — one we can surely affirm is one the world has never seen before — in which fans raise their cats after each Sixers win, which there have been plenty of recently.

The Sixers won their third straight game on Friday night, squeaking out a 93-92 win over the Trail Blazers and are now 8-2 in their last 10 games. Joel Embiid is legit, and this team, in Year 4 of The Process, is making basketball great again in Philly. And all of this without Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick who's still rehabing a Jones fracture in his right foot.

To celebrate Simmons' cat-raising, @GipperGrove pinned this to his Twitter page.

#RaiseTheCat lives on.