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Astros legend Roy Oswalt turns focus to restaurants

  • July 8, 2021

Roy Oswalt, one of the greatest pitchers in Astros history, is bringing high-end dining to Starkville, Miss. He recently opened “Taste,” and he’ll open a steakhouse “44 Prime” in a couple months.

The ace who led the Astros to the 2005 World Series as the MVP of the 2005 NLCS discussed his new restaurant ventures in his adopted hometown. Oswalt, who was born and raised in Weir, Miss., also shared some hilarious memories about playing with Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte.

The hard-throwing righthander visited with former teammate Russ Ortiz and former Astros beat writer Jesus Ortiz on the latest episode of Digging Deep, an Ortiz (squared) podcast.

Russ Ortiz and Oswalt had a little fun discussing the home run Russ hit off Oswalt in 2003. Oswalt paid Ortiz a tremendous compliment when he revealed that Ortiz and Mike Hampton were the only two pitchers the Astros would discuss while going over the opponents’ hitting scouting reports.

The two All-Stars also discussed the the use of foreign substances by major league pitchers today.

Oswalt clearly isn’t buying the argument that Yankees ace Gerrit Cole and other pitchers have made about the need for sticky substances. Oswalt and Russ Ortiz also discussed the latest controversy involving the Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer.

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