Stephen Strasburg is the talk of the town in Washington. The 21-year-old starting pitcher made his major league debut for the Nationals last night and lived up to every bit of hype the local and national sports media threw his way. Strasburg threw 14 strikeouts, which according to Buster Olney is the best no-walk performance by a debuting pitcher. To quote Olney: “Incredible.”
“Strasburg delivered the hope and change to Washington that Obama promised and failed to deliver,” writes one friend of TWS. “He is definitely more intelligent than Obama and also better at kicking ass,” writes another.
Even the Washington Post gave Strasburg his due. Though yesterday was a midterm election Super Tuesday with primaries in 12 states, the Post’s front page, above-the-fold picture is of Strasburg: