View Full Version : Oswalt receives bulldozer?

12-19-2005, 07:19 PM


But wait, there's more. The Astros had to rework Oswalt's contract to include this expensive gift. So before the presentation, Oswalt had to sign off on something along the lines of "gargantuan mustard yellow farm equipment" added to the language of his $16.9 million contract. "He had to sign an addendum to his contract that said we can give him a bulldozer," general manager Tim Purpura said. "This is the first time a player has ever had a bulldozer clause entered into his contract."

Pretty bizarre...

The Racehorse
12-19-2005, 07:35 PM
... it's no wonder that Oswalt is such a head-hunter, he has visions of Kill-Dozer dancing thru his head...

12-19-2005, 08:12 PM
It even has an Astros logo on it...

12-20-2005, 03:06 AM
This guy is REALLY WEIRD. A contract item for a CAT. Wow.

Most guys just want sports cars. He wants a house crusher.

12-20-2005, 03:30 AM
It even has an Astros logo on it...

Sure there is, there's a little tiny ass one just to the right of his shoulder. :cool:

12-20-2005, 03:59 AM
Is that 16.9 mill for 1 or 2 years?

12-20-2005, 09:51 AM
What a hick!

12-20-2005, 10:05 AM
This is a great deal for all involved. Oswalt is from Weir, Mississippi; a town that was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. A D6 is the perfect size for clearing debris and general residential construction type duty.

Also, since this area has a certain amount of catfish farming, a D6 would be the perfect size for building/ clearing/ maintaining catfish pens.

As bonuses go, this one may be a bit wacky, but at $230,000 I can't say a D6 is an excessive one.

12-20-2005, 10:06 AM
Well, Oswalt is now an expert at being bulldozed, so...

12-20-2005, 10:14 AM
The most shocking thing for me was that oswalt (still in his 20s) signed a two year extension last year for 16.7 over two years......

and JG and contreras want what again?

and i think somewhere buehrle just got a little jealous

12-20-2005, 06:46 PM
This guy is REALLY WEIRD. A contract item for a CAT. Wow.

Most guys just want sports cars. He wants a house crusher.

Pretty hard to destroy the GM's house with your 'vette after he Trades you to Tampa Bay!

Dozers rule... :redneck

12-20-2005, 06:52 PM
I love the red bow on the top.

Too freaking funny.

12-20-2005, 08:52 PM
At least it was a Cat, which is made in the USA, as opposed to a Kaumatso.

Ventura Fan 23
12-20-2005, 09:33 PM
HAHA, he got a bulldozer. He DIDN'T get a world series ring. Boo-yah.

12-22-2005, 09:59 AM
I love the answer to the question of "What's the best part of getting a new bulldozer?"

Oswalt says: "Now I can stop borrowing my dad's."