PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Roy Halladay made his second rehab start on Tuesday night, but it wasn’t his play that was the big story.
Halladay offered his opinion on the Phillies managerial change, and his reaction may surprise you.
“I’ve exchanged texts with Charlie,” Halladay said after his rehab start to CSN’s Jim Salisbury. “Obviously, I loved him. He was great. But from what I’ve seen, Ryne [Sandberg] came in and made some changes and addressed some issues that I think were being overlooked. So from that standpoint, as much as I miss Charlie, I think that Ryne’s going to do a good job and I think he’s going to bring back a little more of the Phillie baseball style that we’ve had the last couple of years. You know, we really haven’t had that whole team effort and the whole team hustle that I think we’ve had in prior years.”
When asked what issues he thought were lacking, Halladay didn’t hold back.
“Just different things,” he said. “Guys being in places on time. Being on the field on time. Taking ground balls, taking extra BP, and all those little things that nobody thinks makes a difference.
“So I think [Ryne Sandberg] has been very good so far. But, again, I don’t want to take anything away from Charlie. We all respected him tremendously. You know, I think he’s going to have the choice of what he wants to do at this point in his life, so I’m happy for him.”