When it's time to go home

Phillies starter Roy Oswalt had no choice but to put his family first

Updated: April 30, 2011, 3:54 PM ET
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

We learned that the personal reasons causing Roy Oswalt to leave the Phillies related to the tornado-induced devastation in and around his home county in Mississippi. I suppose I had the inroads to contact the entire Phillies organization from top down to get the inside scoop on what may have been going on with Oswalt after his last start on Tuesday, but in many ways the details aren't important. He had a family emergency that forced him to leave the team without much warning.

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