On Sunday, much to the excitement of Philadelphia, Carlos Ruiz was reinstated from the restricted list. He was suspended for 25 games for taking an amphetamine. (Adderall, seriously Chooch, ADDERALL!)
I do not believe that anyone is more excited about Chooch’s suspension is up then Roy Halladay. Not because he didn’t like Quintero (Kratz may be a different story,) but because he LOVES Carlos Ruiz. These two have a huge bro-mance going on.
Halladay trusts Ruiz above any other battery mate that the Phillies have brought in. It was Chooch behind the plate when Doc threw his perfect game. And then again when he threw the second Post-season no-hitter in baseball history.