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National Crisis.... Seriously?

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Earl Bonovich, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    The head line at ESPN.com right now:

    National Crisis

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


    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?


    Dec 11, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    No because Im a Met fan
  3. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    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.
  4. Game Fan

    Game Fan Baseball Is Life

    Sep 8, 2007
    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.
  5. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    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"
  6. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    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.
  7. Shaqdan

    Shaqdan Legend

    Jan 23, 2009
    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. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    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.

    SWORDFISH Legend

    Apr 16, 2007

    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.

  10. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    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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