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Merry Strasmas, everyone!

Jun 8, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT

Strasburg debut.jpgWashington is the center of the baseball universe today. Last night it was Bryce Harper’s time in the spotlight. Today is much bigger: Stephen Strasburg’s debut.

It’s easy to go overboard with this, of course. He’s a phenom. A freak. A savior. You name it.  But he’s also a young pitcher who, however much he dazzled ’em in the minors, will take his bumps and bruises for a while in the big leagues. Nothing brings that concept home more than a review of the last twenty or so debuts from stud pitchers, a slide show of which you can see here.

The best part of the slide show: just how damn young some of those guys look.

  1. Bankruptcy Clerk - Jun 8, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    He will take his bumps and bruises for a while in the big leagues.
    You realize the Nationals are facing the Pirates tonight, yes?

  2. The Common Man - Jun 8, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    Aw, Craig, I didn’t get you anything.

  3. JK - Jun 8, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Craig, Tell me you’re as excited about Strasburg Day as you were for Rex Manning day.

  4. scatterbrian - Jun 8, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Please Craig, some of us celebrate Strasukkah.

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