June 09, 2010

Gratuitous Nats Posting (TM) - Elvis Is IN The Building! Dept.**

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What can one say to a 14K, no walk debut except "Thangkyuh verrah much!"

I happened to be talking to our Maximum Leader yesterday, and he cautiously predicted that Strasburg would finish up with a 3.7 ERA. The actual result? 2.57. I give Maxy full credit for caution because what with all the hype and ballyhoo and pressure, I went into this thing with one eye closed in apprehension, too.

But once the kid started throwing? Dayum!


**For those of you who are not Nats regulars, I should explain this post title: Center fielder Nyger Morgan started a tradition this year of designating a player of the game after each win and making him wear a silver Elvis wig while talking to the press. There's also a tradition of pie-facing the MVP with shaving cream while he's talking to MASN's lovely and talented Debbie Taylor. Strasburg got two of 'em last night, both while wearing the Elvis wig. Welcome to the show.

Posted by Robert at June 9, 2010 08:16 AM | TrackBack

They better go easy on the wigs and pies - being humiliated for doing well could be a disincentive!

From the bits I saw on the news last night, it seems he is working hard to keep his focus on the game (a reporter asked him how he is dealing with the pressure, and he basically blew him off, saying they should be concentrating on the game - good for him!).

Posted by: Diane at June 9, 2010 08:26 AM

Did Eldest Gel enjoy herself? I can't imagine a better baseball experience to have. I'm jealous of her now.

Posted by: The Maximum Leader at June 9, 2010 09:07 AM

I think so, except she was so exhausted last night and this morning that I haven't got much coherent comment out of her yet.

I am, however, reasonably certain that I spotted her home-made sign in the crowd while watching the game on teevee.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at June 9, 2010 09:16 AM

He pitched against the Pirates, so hold off on the ticket tape parade. The Pirates (my team by the way) have had 17 straight losing seasons and are the worst team in pro sports. So lets keep things in perspective. The talent level the Pirates have isn't much different from the minors.

Posted by: stillers at June 9, 2010 07:36 PM
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