Roy Oswalt Just Wants a Ring for His Birthday

Roy Oswalt, celebrating a birthday on Sunday, recently told All Headline News (whom?) that Philadelphia was a target destination all along and he's excited about the opportunity to win- a stark contrast to reports prior to the trade.

“This is one of the teams I wanted to explore when I went to (Houston Astros owner) Drayton (McClain) to talk about (being traded). I knew how good this team was when I was an Astro. That’s not hard to figure out. All you have to see is what they’ve accomplished the last few seasons.”

“I called (Phillies closer) Brad (Lidge) about the clubhouse and he had nothing but good things to say. He was right on the money about these guys. It’s great to be here. It’s a winning environment. You have really good guys that have made me feel welcome. It’s great to be part of this because you have a chance to win every time you take the mound.  I have won a lot of games but I want to win the World Series.”

“You want to get that ring,” Oswalt said. “Personal accomplishments are fine but the ultimate is the team accomplishment. I think this is the team that can do it. They’ve won the whole thing (in 2008). They know how to win and you have so much talent here. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be part of all of this. I loved being with the Houston Astros but I’m in a great situation with this team."


Now, if Lidge would just stop blowing his victories, we'll be all set.

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  1. These sintements need to be expressed in a players only all things on the table meeting by players like Sweeney, Oswalt, Ibanez, Holaday, and the likes of others who were not on the ’08 squad. Wilson Valdez needs to say in his best english possible “come guys i played my ass off while you were all hurt”. It is time to make that push.

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