Sports documentaries, German soccer, and South Korean baseball — these are the sports we’ve got right now for the foreseeable future.
While ESPN hasn’t been lucky enough to telecast either of those relatively obscure sports, they’ve still been the home of the biggest thing in the industry right now, as their 10-part Michael Jordan docuseries The Last Dance — which was supposed to drop in concurrence with the NBA Finals but was instead moved up to April to give sports fans something to watch — as been the talk of the pop culture world since it began.
“The Mothership” apparently has a couple of rounds left in the clip, because they just dropped a trailer for an upcoming E:60 special on the late, great, Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay, who tragically passed away in a Florida plane at the age of 40-years-old back in November 2017.
The documentary features an interview with “Doc’s” widowed wife Brandy Halladay, who says that she thinks her last husband was an addict.
“His body was dependent on these medications just to function,” Brandy says.
Halladay, an eight-time All-Star and a two-time Cy Young (2003, 2010) winner, threw a no-hitter in the playoffs against the Cincinnati Reds in 2010 (his first-ever postseason appearance) is one of 23 MLB pitchers to ever throw a perfect game.
Imperfect: The Roy Halladay Story will air on ESPN on Friday, May 29.
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