Yahoo — Roy Halladay for the save? Only in the Amazon. (And not the online one.) Halladay, runner-up for the Cy Young Award in the National League, showed he could tame the deadliest of rivers just as effectively as he tames opposing lineups for the Philadelphia Phillies. On a recent fishing expedition to Brazil with buddy Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals (and former major league closer B.J. Ryan), the Good Doctor helped to rescue a local fisherman who had been wounded by — gulp — an anaconda. Top that, Clayton Kershaw. Bassmaster Skeet Reese broke the news his blog that he and Halladay saw a man sitting “bare naked” on a tree by the side of the river. But he wasn’t there scouting major leaguers who just happened to float by:
What we were able to figure out is that he was fishing in the river for tropical fish to sell for aquariums when he got attacked by an anaconda.
The snake apparently bit him on the [butt] but he was able to free himself before the snake wrapped him up. Instead the snake wrapped around his motor on the back of his little 14 foot dugout canoe and tore it off the back of his boat. Doc and I helped him gather his gear and flip the boat back over and then towed him home. You could definitely see the bite mark on his [booty], but he was able to fight it off; amazing.
And you wonder why I am scared of snakes! Fuckers bite you in the ass and shit! Seriously though, I am petrified of snakes and this story is exactly why I will never go fishing in the Amazon. Ill stick to Little Peoples Pond in Milan, NH. So when do you think the first contract with the “No fishing in Anaconda infested waters” clause will go into effect for an athlete???