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Strasburg’s debut: Now that was something!

So the Strasburg era has begun. Just one day shy of a year after he was drafted, Stephen Strasburg took the mound for the Nationals last night against the Pirates.

Nationals Park was packed (although I was just a tad disappointed that the announced crowd was 40,315 in a stadium whose capacity is 41,888). Unlike recent opening days, this time it was packed with Nationals fans. That was different.

The weather was perfect. It was 75 degrees at game time, with just a light breeze from left field to right. Our seats were perfect. This just happened to be the first of a handful of games we earlier bought in the Stars & Stripes Club level, section 217, looking right down third base. Continue reading ‘Strasburg’s debut: Now that was something!’


Made it happen against the Mets today. 4-3 Nats. Lannan: 5 IP, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2K. But Clippard! 3 IP, 7 K, nothing else! Capps saved it after walking two to load the bases, but Harris saved Capps by making an incredible diving final-out catch.

Willie Harris will next be convincing all nuclear powers to give up their weapons, and he’s working on a cure for hay fever.