For those of you wondering if Manny Ramirez has any pop left in his bat at age 38, Roy Oswalt has your answer. Oswalt left the Phillies game against the Rays on Wednesday — under his own power — after he was struck in the back of the head by a Ramirez line drive. Fortunately Oswalt was able to turn and avoid injuries similar to those suffered by Blake Hawksworth last season. Check out video of Roy Oswalt hit by a line drive, courtesy of Crossing Broad:
Oswalt was being taken to a local hospital for x-rays, but the fact that he was smiling and able to walk off under his own power is a good sign. Don’t worry, Phillies fans — the greatest rotation in baseball history will still have a chance to prove its worth.