Re: It seems like only yesterday a team from DC was winning the World Series...
posted at 10/13/2012 12:57 PM EDT
In response to EnchiladaT's comment:
Ah it seems like only yesterday.... back in 1924 the people of Washington DC were celebrating the all too easy to come by World Series championship in our nations capitol. Actually after another appearence in 1933 (the last one) the fans of DC got spoiled and thought trips to the show grew like April blossoms on cherry trees. This must be the reason the Nat's sat Stephen Strasburg ... heck they should be right back in for 2013, 14, 15, and 16. Logic astounding!
I am sure all that tax payer money for the new stadium (the publicly subsidized $600+ million park) was meant for those all too special opening day games in April, that will be the next time you see Strasburg. Ah the arm will be fresh and that all important most crucial April game will be won. Maybe Jason Werth will hit a grand slam.
This is a great day for baseball. All teams should aspire to benching their finest arm during the play-offs in order to save him for a strong April. Don't worry about winning the World Series, it is easy to get there - just ask Ted Williams (if he were alive).
Ah if only they knew how hard it was for the Cards to play inferior baseball all season and somehow still manage to send the Nat's to am early shower in a few quick October days. There was no Goose Goslin or Bucky Harris to save them.... more importantly there was no Strasburg.
Damn wrong, and more important a damn crime. A crime against baseball and the fans, especially those younger ones who cannot recall the glory days of 1924.
The decision to shut him down was a slam dunk; the DRs claimed it was a virtual guarantee he would break down permanently (and he's already lost some velocity). Of course, I wouldn't expect you to understand this. Also the team is loaded with young studs from ship to stern; IMO it is doubtful they won't be back
(At this point, it could be argued that this yr Gio Gonzalez is as good if not better than Strasburg, FWIW; apparently he had a case of the PS jitters, which is common among young pitchers, see Storen also, not to mention vets of such caliber as A. Benitez, Hoffman, Nathan, Feliz, J Johnson & Valverde, and likely could have occurred to Strasburg as well)