Halladay's no-no? Someone check this guy's pulse.

OK, fine. Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay threw only the second no-hitter in post-season history Wednesday night in Philadelphia's 4-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of their NL divisional series.

Sure, he was terrific, keeping the Reds hitters off-balance all game with assortment of sinking fastballs, cutters and breaking balls.


But that's not what really impressed me.

What really impressed me was how cool and collected he was the minute the last out was registered -- catcher Carlos Ruiz jumped on a little tapper in front of the plate and threw the runner out from his knees -- and TBS reporter David Alldridge stuck a microphone in his face for a post-game interview.


Here he'd accomplished something not done since the Yankees's Don Larsen tossed a no-hitter -- and a perfect game -- against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series.

Here were Halladay's teammates, still celebrating wildly all around him. And here was the crowd of 46,411 at Citizen's Bank Park still cheering raucously and giving him a standing ovation.

And yet when Aldridge's microphone and the TV camera got in his face, you would have thought Halladay had just walked to the corner store for a loaf of bread, so relaxed did he seem.

He wasn't even sweating or breathing hard as he launched into a humble recitation of what had just happened, complete with several nice comments about the game Ruiz had called behind the plate.

Amazing stuff. I'm glad I got to see it.