Roy Halladay enjoying retirement

Former Phillies ace Roy Halladay. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Retirement changed Roy Halladay's mythical workout routine. The pitcher is noticeably thinner. His heavy lifting consists of "sit ups off the couch."

"I'm not worrying about preparing myself and there's always highs and lows, even in spring training as a player," Halladay said. "Being able to come in and just be able to talk to those guys, enjoy yourself. Yeah. It's completely different. Knowing that I can spend however long I need to spend, it's been fun."

The question, naturally, is what happens when Halladay misses the competition. Could he pull an Andy Pettitte? Probably not. Halladay remains committed to retirement.

"Absolutely," Halladay said. "For me, it was a long decision. It wasn't something that happened overnight. It was the right decision for me. I felt it was the best option and the only option. I still feel good about it. I've enjoyed doing this part of it right now. It's been a good change."

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