September 13, 2012
Regarding the Sept. 13 front-page article " Nats' Strasburg can only sit, watch ": Politicians can't seem to look beyond the next election, corporate executives can't seem to look beyond next quarter's earnings, and most people can't seem to look beyond next week. Thank heavens the Washington Nationals have a long-term view. I look forward to seeing Stephen Strasburg pitch for many years. Richard Knapp, Reston
August 29, 2012
Is John Feinstein's opinion that the Washington Nationals should let Stephen Strasburg pitch until "his shoulder, elbow or arm are hurting" really a sports issue? [" Strasburg's situation is simple: If he feels good, let him pitch ," Sports, Aug. 27]. Shortly after The Post printed an article reporting that leading medical experts agree that limiting the workload of this talented young pitcher is sound practice [" The end is near ," Aug. 16], Mr. Feinstein complained that Mr. Strasburg's agent, Scott Boras, wanted to protect...
May 9, 2013
Should Strasburg have a personal catcher? The disparity had never struck Stephen Strasburg. He did not know the difference — and it is significant — between his results when Wilson Ramos or Kurt Suzuki crouches behind the plate for him. This, though, he did know: In 52 career starts, Strasburg has pitched to seven catchers. "I'll say this," Strasburg said. "In college, I threw to one guy. We were on the same page. He was the best man at my wedding. It seemed like it helped me out a lot. But I haven't had the luxury of...
September 1, 2009 |
Let's begin today with Stephen Strasburg's opening line to the media after his first 45-minute workout on Sunday as an employee of the Washington Nationals: "I thought I'd get a little bit of peace out here, but you guys are following me everywhere. It's something I guess I gotta deal with. I guess it just goes with the territory. " Yes it does. It goes with the territory when you're the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft and when you are seen as the potential savior of a woebegone franchise.
February 24, 2010 |
At some point, Stephen Strasburg's bullpen sessions will just be bullpen sessions and stop existing as newsmaking events. That day is not today. Strasburg threw his third bullpen session of the spring this morning, throwing to Wil Nieves for 12 minutes against an oppressive wind. (General manager Mike Rizzo dressed as if he was going as Sir Edmund Hillary for Halloween.) Even while the 30-mph wind made it difficult for Strasburg to spot his curveball, the electricity of his pitches made it difficult for the...
August 12, 2011 |
Stephen Strasburg fielded the sharp, one-hop comebacker with textbook form, jogged a few steps toward first base and underhanded a flip to the first baseman, closing out the third inning on Friday night. Then he kept jogging, across the foul line, across the ribbon of grass, and into the arms of the awestruck Potomac Nationals teammates awaiting him in their dugout. For 33 riveting pitches, in the second minor league start of his rehabilitation assignment following elbow surgery nearly a year ago ,...