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My New Hero

I was born and raised in Washington, DC.  I was raised on following the Washington teams:  Redskins, Capitals (and to a lesser extent, the Bullets/Wizards and Georgetown).  The then-Bullets won a championship when I was very young and I don’t remember them winning it.  The Capitals have been close a few times, but they have never won a championship.  The Redskins have won three Super Bowls  (against Miami, Denver, and Buffalo) , but their last Super Bowl victory was 18 years ago.

Washington would get a baseball team in 2005 when the Expos left Montreal.  The Nats’ were a .500 team the first year in Washington, but had gone downhill since.  Things were looking better for 2010.  They were playing close to .500 baseball when they brought up my new hero Stephen Strasburg.  They’re currently 30-31 and are 5 games out of first.

The Nationals have a “once-in-a-generation” pitcher.  Not just a “once-in-a-generation” pitcher for the Nationals (Expos), one for the entire league.  Strasburg has brought more buzz to baseball than Dwight Gooden did when he started with the Mets and Fernando Valenzuela did when he was a rookie with the Dodgers.

Strasburg’s first game was Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Aside from allow two runs, he was a freak.  He struck out 14 Pirates with a blistering fastball and a wicked curveball.

My hero!

For the first time since the Nationals started baseball, I feel like they will win a World Series before I get old.  I’m just hoping that they don’t choke like the Caps did.

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June 11, 2010 - Posted by | commentary, editorial, Washington | , , , , , , ,

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