Oswalt thinks dynasty possible
Roy Oswalt has high expectations for this current iteration of his former team.
The former Astros ace says he follows his old team closely from his home in Mississippi and doesn’t see why they couldn’t become baseball’s newest dynasty.
“It was great to see them win it last year, and then for them to come back so strong this year and get in the playoffs back-to-back, it’s impressive,” said Oswalt, who threw out the first pitch before Game 2 of the Astros-Indians division series Saturday at Minute Maid Park. “They’ve put themselves in a position to win it again. And they have so many young pieces that I think they could form a dynasty and win three or four (titles).”
No team has repeated as World Series champs since the Yankees won three in a row from 1998 to 2000.
On Saturday, the 41-yearold Oswalt threw a strike to Astros bullpen catcher
Javier Bracamonte for the ceremonial first pitch, but it wasn’t enough to satisfy his competitive cravings.
“I wish I was starting instead of just throwing one pitch,” Oswalt said.