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Roy Oswalt is smacked by a comebacker

Mar 23, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT


The Phillies really really need spring training to end. A couple days after Shane Victorino avoided disaster in an outfield collision, Roy Oswalt took a comebacker off the bat of Manny Ramirez a few minutes ago, knocking him to the ground.

He got up and walked off under his own power and seemed OK.  Replays indicate that it hit his neck or shoulder, avoiding his head. Which is what everyone thought it hit in real time.  Not that the neck is any better considering that it was a batted ball just below the ear that killed Mike Coolbaugh.  At 60 feet, 6 inches, it doesn’t have to be a direct headshot to do damage.

In other news, whichever member of the Phillies found this little tiki and is keeping it in his locker, please return it to Vincent Price forthwith. And for God’s sake, don’t go surfing!

  1. shaggylocks - Mar 23, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    The 2011 Phillies look like they’re training to become the 2010 Red Sox. Hope Big Roy is okay.

  2. Jonny 5 - Mar 23, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Are the Phillies high? Seriously, I wonder if they’re getting any of the wacky tobaccy in Fla…. Even David Montgomery got nailed the other day.

    • Utley's Hair - Mar 23, 2011 at 3:25 PM

      Just 8 more days…just 8 more days…just 8 more days…anybody have any rolaids or tums?

  3. phukyouk - Mar 23, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    I hope he is healthy enough to live and enjoy life and not have any long lasting or permanent damage…
    not so much to pitch this year.

  4. Jonny 5 - Mar 23, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    You failed to tell us it was off Manny’s bat Craig. That’s vital info so Philly fans can send hate mail, duhhhh.

    • Utley's Hair - Mar 23, 2011 at 3:28 PM

      He was deliberately keeping that out of the news—the way he wrote it, we could have envisioned it coming back from Chooch. Damn you, Craig!!!!

      • Jonny 5 - Mar 23, 2011 at 3:41 PM

        I’m typing up, errr cutting out magazine letters and making hate mail right away.. Dear Wo-manny Ramirez, you female hormone taking lolly gagging has been…. How am I doing so far?

  5. heyblueyoustink - Mar 23, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Settle down now kids. Roy’s a pretty tough character…’d have to be to avoid the syringes and cream bottles being chucked back and forth between the Rocket and Pettite…….he’ll be fine, like a true Texan

    • Utley's Hair - Mar 23, 2011 at 3:59 PM

      Set him up with a live spark plug and he’ll be fine.

    • spudchukar - Mar 23, 2011 at 6:12 PM

      He’s from Mississippi.

  6. thekingdave - Mar 23, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Except he isn’t from Texas…

    • heyblueyoustink - Mar 23, 2011 at 4:18 PM

      Ah, turns out my information was incorrect…..guess i’ll have to get a flogging to go along with my Thai order tonight

      • Utley's Hair - Mar 23, 2011 at 4:23 PM

        Flogging and Thai? Come on, man, this is supposed to be family friendly here!!!!!!

  7. cur68 - Mar 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Well, that’s kind of scary. I’m glad he’s ok, but there’s been a lot of bad luck around that team this pre-season…You fellas know that Hallady took a ball off the shin once and broke his leg? Then had the flu followed by appendicitis? If the gods of monkeys and men are fickle this year and, according to Jobu if your name is Roy, this could be just the beginnings of a season of bad luck. I’m just the messenger.
    Somewhere, Johnny Gomes is clearing his throat and muttering “doe, rae, me…”; he claims he’s practicing for an audition in the next Karate Kid sequel…
    1st pitch in t-minus 8 days…

    • Utley's Hair - Mar 23, 2011 at 4:51 PM

      As long as nobody gets the clap….

      • cur68 - Mar 23, 2011 at 4:54 PM

        A phrase repeated by servicemen the world over.

  8. drunkenhooliganism - Mar 23, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    I keep saying to myself that it’s good that all the bad luck and injuries are happening now instead of in September and October. Then I remember that there’s not a finite amount of injuries and bad luck. The guys aren’t limited to one injury per year.

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