Strasburg Surgery: You Can't Spell Frustration Without N-A-T-S

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This is obviously not Strasburg's arm

The gods of baseball must not want baseball in Washington to succeed, ever. News outta D.C. today is that super scintillating sensational Stephen Strasburg, the rookie pitcher whose sheer dominance of batters wowed crowds and sold shirts with aplomb, will need Tommy John surgery. That means he'll miss the rest of 2010, probably all of 2011, and may never pitch again if the Mayans were right about that whole 2012 mumbo jumbo.

During a conference call with Nats GM Mike Rizzo, the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore learned that Strasburg had a second MRI on his throwing arm and it revealed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, the sexiest of arm ligaments. He'll seek a second opinion, but unless that opinion is rendered by Dr. Rob Dibble, chances are Strassy will go under the knife sooner rather than later.

Sad news, indeed. While I feel a sense of schadenfreude towards the franchise, I can't help but feel sadness for the Nats fans, for all fans of good baseball, and most importantly, for Strasburg. The sport needs more talented and charming young fellows like him.


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SHOULDA BEEN YOU DIBBLE

/drinks heavily
/gets Ovechkin jersey out of mothballs
/where it's been since the first round of the playoffs
/drinks heavily-er

I'm sure we'll get an apology from Dibble any time now.

also can someone check on NATSGUY?

I was expecting sadgirl.jpg. FOR SHAME, GOOD SIRS.

I thought Dr. Dibble was a gynecologist?

Nats Guy 320 was actually on the conference call and was the first blogger to post the news.

That does not preclude him from tying a makeshift noose in his bedroom and etching his name into beams before he ends it all.

sadgirl.jpg is best used when some dopey columnist is whining about something, not really for something that is truly sad.

Glen Beck's March of the Zealots this weekend couldn't be better timed.

95 MPH SINKERS ARE NOT THE LORD'S WORK. 90 MPH CHANGE UPS ARE A SIN. REPENT, LEST YOUR TENDONS SHRED FOR DEFIANCE OF GOD'S WILL

Pictured: Gary Busey's penis (not an X-Ray)

He'll still have more WAR next year than Miguel Batista.

I think he hurt it rushing to throw that tuna tartare in the garbage can.

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