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Oswalt's career hangs on MRI

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08:08 AM ET 06.24 | Philly might be down an ace for the foreseeable future. Roy Oswalt left Thursday night's start -- an ugly 12-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals -- after two innings with lower back soreness. He said he's been bothered by the condition "for a while." He said, "I feel it when I sit down, stand up, walk, pitch, sleep." He doesn't know when he'll pitch again. If ever. "You throw as long as you can and when you can't throw anymore you don't," the 33-year-old pitcher said after the game. "Hopefully it's not to the point where I can't throw anymore. If it's at that point, you just have to accept it." Oswalt said he will have an MRI on Monday ... and if the examination brings the type of news that puts his career in jeopardy ... "I've had a pretty good one," Oswalt said with resignation.

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June 24, 2011  08:14 AM ET

Sounds like he is already giving up.

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June 24, 2011  08:49 AM ET
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Do you think that will help?

It's the new acupuncture.

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June 24, 2011  08:52 AM ET
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Ouch!

No, really. It's all in the technique.

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June 24, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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Okay, you go first.

Okay. Pass me that fondue fork please.

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June 24, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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It's the new acupuncture.

He's gonna get forked???

June 24, 2011  08:56 AM ET
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He's gonna get forked???

Sounds like a good possibility.

June 24, 2011  08:56 AM ET

Damn. That sux. Utleys is probably somewhere trying to sacrifice a lamb to the baseball gods so Oswalt can come back and lead led the Phils to baseball promiseland.

June 24, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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Sounds like he is already giving up.

He had already given up when he felt the need to do manual labor in Mississippi instead of pitching earlier this year.

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June 24, 2011  09:41 AM ET

Hopefully it's something rest will take care of. 33 is a bit young to be calling it quits.

June 24, 2011  09:41 AM ET

Good morning all

June 24, 2011  09:42 AM ET

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<yeah yeah .. feeds the fish>

 
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