Strasburg Gets Capital Punishment
While Cubs fans were shouting at Kevin Gregg, Padre fans were shouting for two reasons. They beat the Cubs on a walk off homer the other night, but they were also shouting in anger because the Nationals ended up sealing an 11th hour deal with top prospect Stephen Strasburg. This will keep him in Washington and inevitably ruin the first three years of his career. People don’t come out to see one guy throw 100+ m.p.h. heaters on a last place team, just sayin’.
To get the hype machine kick started the Nats should start a marketing campaign of political proportions. How about a “Steve Strasburg is Abe Lincoln” media blitz– the resemblance is uncanny.
Think of the headlines:
“Strasburg Frees Nats from NL Slavery”
“Forget Vickburg, Strasburg Picks Off NL East”
“Like Abe, Strasburg Keeps Mets Honest”
Anyway we think he looks like a skeletal ancestor of our great 16th president or Matt Clement. We just didn’t want to go there.