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National Crisis.... Seriously?


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#1 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:15 PM

The head line at ESPN.com right now:

National Crisis

Stephen Strasburg's torn ligament devastates not only Washington, but the entire baseball world

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Okay seriously...

Anyone here devastated because yet again, another young pitcher... who probably is up in the big leagues too early... trying too hard... for nothing..

Throws out his arm, and will probably not be the same again?
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#2 OFFLINE   JACKIEGAGA

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:17 PM

No because Im a Met fan

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:28 PM

But what was he supposed to do... deliberately throw at 90 to 95% velocity in the minors? No one does that. What good would it do him?

The guy has the strength and coordination to pitch in such a way as to put extraordinary stress on his skeleton and musculature, ergo, he is inherently a candidate for damage to be incurred in the normal course of events. While I said it was stupid of the Nationals to draft him, since they could have traded his rights for several players, they did everything imaginable to minimize early strain, yet he still got injured. My sympathies go to Strasburg, the Nationals, and their beleagured fans.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:28 PM

How sad. The young man had a lot of potential. I hope he makes a full recovery and is brought along the proper way the next time.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:07 PM

I read the headline as a pun...National, as in his team the Washington Nationals, Crisis.

As for the surgery, it's likely he will be the same after. I heard today that like 9 of this years All Stars had Tommy John. Also, it was said that, "three-quarters -- 75 percent or so -- of elite pitchers come back to full pitching and their full potential"
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#6 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:10 PM

I read the headline as a pun...National, as in his team the Washington Nationals, Crisis.

As for the surgery, it's likely he will be the same after. I heard today that like 9 of this years All Stars had Tommy John. Also, it was said that, "three-quarters -- 75 percent or so -- of elite pitchers come back to full pitching and their full potential"


I see that now... I've been out in the sun all day.

But the part of the "entire baseball world" is devastated... just was a bit too much.
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:13 PM

I don't think it's a bit too much. Anyone who is a real baseball fan knows what he could mean to the game. The fact that his debut was such a big event (as well as each of his next starts) showed that he had the potential to bring new life into the game. Hell, he was a serious All-Star contender after only 4-5 starts. The game needs new faces. Strasburg could have been (and still can be) one of those faces for years to come. His injury is a big hit to the game as a whole, so in that sense, the entire baseball world is devastated.

#8 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:20 PM

I don't think it's a bit too much. Anyone who is a real baseball fan knows what he could mean to the game. The fact that his debut was such a big event (as well as each of his next starts) showed that he had the potential to bring new life into the game. Hell, he was a serious All-Star contender after only 4-5 starts. The game needs new faces. Strasburg could have been (and still can be) one of those faces for years to come. His injury is a big hit to the game as a whole, so in that sense, the entire baseball world is devastated.


I'll turn by baseball fan card in... I mustn't be a real fan.

He is a SINGLE player, that was very a good pitcher.
There have been how many over the last 10 years, that should have been the "next" big thing, that have failed at it due to injury or just not living up to the hype.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 02:09 AM

I'll turn by baseball fan card in... I mustn't be a real fan.

He is a SINGLE player, that was very a good pitcher.
There have been how many over the last 10 years, that should have been the "next" big thing, that have failed at it due to injury or just not living up to the hype.



I am far from devastated, but I hope he makes a comeback. Nationals fans should also be concerned about the shoulder problem he had right before he blew out the elbow. At some point he may turn into Mark Prior.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 09:00 AM

But the part of the "entire baseball world" is devastated... just was a bit too much.


I agree with you, Earl. It's a sad injury but I wouldn't say it has devastated the baseball world. Hopefully, he'll be back in form for the 2012 season.
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