Check out this article by free-lance writer Toby Mergler for ESPN.com.
Here’s the highlight:
Strasmas had arrived.
The national hype surrounding this soon-to-be international holiday reached unprecedented levels. If it’s to be believed, Strasburg’s first pitch in 3-D will actually break through the fourth dimension, travel back in time and strike out Babe Ruth. Before long, world peace will be brokered when global leaders agree they are too terrified of Strasburg’s fastball to act in aggression again.
My dear friend, Dar Maxwell, checking out post-game tweets found these three of which #2 is my absolute favorite:
bruce_arthur Stephen Strasburg’s curveball just punched physics in the eye and stole its girlfriend
pourmecoffee Stephen Strasburg has finished his pre-game supper, informing his infield, “One of you will betray me tonight.”
EricStangel BREAKING MLB NEWS: The Washington Nationals just retired Stephen Strasburg’s number
And the most fun of all is the speculation regarding Strasburg’s next appearances. They will be every five days-like clockwork. That’s good, of course, because the kid gets on a regular, predictable schedule. But in the near-term it accomplishes the following. If all goes according to form, Strasburg will pitch June 18th at home against Kansas City. Were he to skip a day and go the 19th, he’d be pitching in Baltimore against the Orioles. And give them their biggest gate of the year. On his current schedule he won’t appear in Baltimore at all this year.
This says the following to repugnant Orioles owner, Peter Angelos, who for years succeeded in keeping baseball from coming to Washington for the benefit of his pathetic team: Screw You.
He can watch on MASN.