Wednesday, July 28, 2010

That didn't take long

Stephen Strasburg, the only truly great player the Washington Nationals have ever had, missed his scheduled start yesterday due to "tightness" in his arm. The Nats, of course, have no idea what actually happened, but they are sure he'll be fine. We'll see. The Nats do not have a good history with injured players. These stories tend to follow a very predictable pattern:

1. The player is hurt, but it's no big deal.

2. The player is hurt, but he'll be fine in a few weeks.

3. The player is out for the year, but he'll be back next year.

4. The player will miss training camp, but he'll be back in May.

5. The player is out of baseball for good.

Oh, well. It was fun while it lasted. Of course, the real losers in all of this are the Yankees, who were probably counting on Strasburg to take over as their number one starter within a few years.

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