Roy Oswalt retired this week, and that's disappointing: Roy Oswalt was great, and less of him is not a positive. However, his retirement does mean we get to revisit what is arguably the greatest moment of his career, when he came off of the bench to play outfield for the Phillies, because there was no one else.
Phillies' first baseman Ryan Howard was ejected for arguing a check-swing call in the 14th inning of a 2-2 game between the Phillies, and, conveniently enough for historical reflection, Oswalt's original club, the Astros. The Philadelphia bench was empty, so when the 15th began, they shifted left fielder Raul Ibanez to first base, and put Oswalt in left.
Even better, Oswalt got to make a play:
The crowd erupted when Oswalt made this simple play, and how could they not? That led to possibly an even greater moment, with Oswalt unable to wipe an enormous grin from his face.
If you want to see the whole thing, from ejection through grin, MLB.com was kind enough to provide full video of Oswalt's greatest moment for all of us to see: