05/30/10 12:21 AM ET
27 ways to commemorate Halladay's perfecto
By Mark Newman / MLB.com
You stopped what you were doing on this Memorial Day holiday weekend. You went through the anxiety and you deserve to celebrate it now.
Phillies ace Roy Halladay became the 20th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw a perfect game when he set down 27 consecutive Marlins on Saturday night for a 1-0 win. Here are 27 ways you can commemorate the achievement everyone is talking about:
Download it on iTunes. The MLB.com 2010 Games of the Year page on iTunes is regularly updated with the games fans want to relive. It's $1.99 to download Halladay's perfecto and $49.75 to buy all episodes if you want to keep your own best-of-2010 library.
National League Authentic All-Star BP Jersey. Is there even a doubt? Order this now so you have it in plenty of time for the 81st All-Star Game on July 13 in Anaheim. It would be a big surprise at this point if NL manager Charlie Manuel does not have Halladay on his staff that night, and perhaps even as a starter depending on the coming weeks.
Watch the last out highlight. That is just one of many MLB.com videos you will be able to find as a record of Halladay's achievement. Watch all 27 outs. Watch the extended highlight of the last out (TV/radio call), postgame interviews, MLB Network analysis and more. Keep an eye on the video page as they will be posted regularly.
Customize a No. 34 Authentic Jersey. There is a good chance you already have one of these if you are a Phillies fan, based on what's seen on a typical day around Citizens Bank Park. But now it is even more obvious why you need it. Display yours in a Mounted Memories Phillies Black Framed Logo Jersey Case.
Fly the jersey flag. It is a WinCraft, 3-by-5-foot flag that looks like the back of Halladay's home jersey, complete with his signature. There is also a vertical flag that features Halladay pitching on the road.
Get Halladay's rookie card. You can bid on a 1997 Bowman that's graded in near-mint to mint condition at the MLB.com Auction.
Join 475,833 fans on the official Phillies Facebook page and add your name to the thousands of fans who have clicked "Liked" so far. Join 565,282 fans who follow @Phillies on Twitter. Be part of the very large and very loud discussion always happening there -- and especially now.
Highland Mint Halladay Phillies Debut Gold Coin Photo Mint. When you think about this wonderful first year by the newcomer from the Toronto Blue Jays, you think about that first outing in front of his new fans -- and this perfect game. Remember it with this 13-by-16-inch frame with triple matting and an individually numbered 8x10 photo. The display includes a 24-karat gold-plated Phillies team coin and a 24-karat Citizens Bank Park coin. It is a limited edition of 1,000 and officially licensed by MLB and the MLB Players Association.
Autographed 8x10 Framed Photo. Halladay personally hand-signed this picture, officially licensed and authenticated by MLB. That one is $279.99 at the MLB.com Shop, and for $339.99 you can find the same as a 16x20 framed signed photo.
Subscribe to MLB.TV Premium and enjoy the privilege of watching the game over and over with on-demand access to all 2010 MLB games. You can use the DVR functionality to rewind or fast-forward to great moments, including the last out and the on-field postgame interview to hear him say: "It was awesome."
Forever Collectibles Helmet Base Bobblehead, McFarlane Phillies Action Figure or Big Head Bobble. Either way, this is now even more of a must-add to your workstation. Maybe it goes with the one you go on Halladay Bobblehead Day.
Visit Halladay's player page. Sometimes you just have to watch in awe when you see the official Game Log and it shows nine innings with zero hits, zero runs, zero walks, 11 strikeouts, 115 pitches, 72 for strikes. Ogle the box score. There are so many ways to appreciate a perfect game, and yet as a baseball fan, you may just appreciate it best by simply seeing the stats jump off the page.
In the MLB.com Photo Store, numerous prints are quickly available after the perfect game. Order an 8x10 for $9.99 or a 16x20 for $19.99, and then you can click See It Framed and view what the finished product would look like if you add the finishing. You also can build a Custom Photo Collage there.