When the rest of the Phillies had a day off on Thursday, Roy Oswalt took a quick trip to Mississippi. As Ryan Lawrence of the Delco Times reports, Oswalt made the trip to see his parent's new home. Their old one- Roy’s childhood home- was destroyed by a tornado in April. For the past four months the Oswalts were living at Roy's house, which is only a mile away and wasn't affected at all by the storm.
Oswalt’s mother survived the ordeal by hiding in a closet that Oswalt built as an addition. The room was the only part of the house that remained. His father was on a hunting trip at the time.
Crazy summer for Oswalt, but he certainly doesn’t seem distracted. He was in New York on Friday and threw a complete game shutout on Sunday. Ho-hum.