Blue Jays Podcast: Ricky Romero shares memories of Roy Halladay

Welcome to “Digging In with J.P. Arencibia,” a Yahoo Sports podcast and video series hosted by former Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia and Yahoo Sports Blue Jays reporter Nick Ashbourne.

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Former Toronto Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero joins the show to talk about his memories of his Hall of Fame teammate Roy Halladay and to guess at who will be a part of the next Hall of Fame class.

On the show:

  • 00:20 - Brandy Halladay’s amazing Hall of Fame speech.

  • 04:30 - Looking ahead to the 2020 Hall of Fame class.

  • 6:00 - The Curt Schilling dillemma.

  • 7:10 - Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, in or out?

  • 10:49 - Larry Walker’s last year on the ballot.

  • 12:40 - Is defence and longevity enough for Omar Vizquel?

  • 14:00 - How Manny Ramirez differs from Bonds and Clemens.

  • 15:28 - The rest of the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot.

  • 19:50 - Ricky Romero remembers playing with Roy Halladay.

  • 22:22 - The changing dialogue around mental health among athletes.

  • 24:20 - How to address the steroid era in the Hall of Fame.

  • 27:00 - Who will be the next Blue Jay in the Hall of Fame?

  • 29:20 - Is Mark Buehrle a Hall of Famer?

  • 31:50 - Life after retirement for Ricky Romero.

  • 36:30 - Ryan Borucki’s return and projection down the stretch.

  • 43:00 - Would you rather: Triple your tip or always tip $0?

ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 26: Starter Ricky Romero #24 and J.P. Arencibia #9 both of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate a victory against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 26, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 26: Starter Ricky Romero #24 and J.P. Arencibia #9 both of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate a victory against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 26, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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