Not many athletes can say they were put in a song, let alone a Christmas song. Gord Bamford, a country singer from Alberta, Canada, wrote a Christmas song titled “Baseball Glove” about a young boy who wanted a baseball glove autographed by Roy Halladay.
Bamford, who was born in Australia but grew up in Alberta, is a diehard Toronto Blue Jays fan and avid baseball fan. He wrote the song in 2009 when Doc was still in Toronto.
Halladay said he was surprised that someone wrote a Christmas song about him.
“I liked it,” he said. “He did a good job with it.”
Bamford gave Todd Zolecki some quotes about the song.
“I wanted to do a Christmas song because I had never done one,” Bamford said. “But I wanted to do something a little bit different than a traditional Christmas song. So with my love of baseball, and at the time, the Toronto Blue Jays and Halladay, it just kind of fit in there.”
Bamford said writing Halladay into the song made perfect sense.
“He never gets rattled,” he said. “As a pitcher you’ve got to have a strong head as well as a strong arm. When he was in Toronto, you’d hear about his charity work. It seems like he’s just a good citizen and a good person and definitely a role model for young kids.”
Bamford said he is going to put out a Christmas album next holiday season and it will include “Baseball Glove.”