The former Cy Young winner bid farewell to his north-of-the-border friends in today's Toronto Sun with an understated thank-you note.
You guys catch that? He did it in a newspaper, so apparently our medium is still relevant. Take that haters!
The ad, which provoked an immediate wave of "class act" banter among fans on Twitter, includes the simple stationery header of "ROY HALLADAY" with the following letter beneath it:
"My wife Brandy, sons Braden and Ryan, and I would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Toronto Blue Jays organization, its incredible fans, and the City of Toronto.Halladay was dealt to the Phillies last week after spending his entire career with Toronto, compiling a 148-76 record.
"I feel blessed to have been part of the Blue Jays since 1995 and am extremely grateful for the opportunities it has provided. Throughout this past 15 years, there have been so many people within the organization that have made a wonderful and significant impact in my life, it would be impossible to name them all.
"I am sincerely grateful for the incredible support and compassion the Blue Jays fans have always shown me. I am in awe of your overwhelming passion and devotion.
"Toronto will forever have a special place in my heart.
"The memories will last a lifetime and so will my gratitude.