Roy Halladay, RIP: A fatal dream

Halladay (second from right) after pitching his 2010 perfect game against the Marlins. He'd throw a no-hitter at the Reds later that year to open the NLDS . . .

Halladay (second from right) after pitching his 2010 perfect game against the Marlins. He’d throw a no-hitter at the Reds later that year to open the NLDS . . .

“I have dreamed about owning a A5 since I retired!” Roy Halladay exclaimed on his Twitter account, after purchasing the Icon single-engine, two-seat monoplane in October. “Real life is better then my dreams!!” How could the former pitching great know bettering his dream would end up taking his life at 40?