DC Sports Bog: Stephen Strasburg


Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Tony Kornheiser: Stephen Strasburg is ‘a hothouse plant’

Tony Kornheiser wonders if the Nats’ presumed ace will ever reach his presumed potential.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:36 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Stephen Strasburg, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Nats drone footage from spring training

The Nats are using a makeshift aerial camera to capture footage of the team in Viera.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:57 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg film ‘SportsCenter’ commercials

The Nats’ two biggest stars will each have SportsCenter commercials in the future.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, ESPN, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Girl asks Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon how many girlfriends they have

Well, someone has to ask the tough questions.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:55 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Craig Stammen, Jayson Werth, Nats, Ryan Mattheus, Stephen Strasburg, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Matt Williams will treat Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper with kid gloves in spring training

Despite the kid-gloves comment, today’s post is brought to you by the letter “A” for aggressive.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Matt Williams, Nats, Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Brian Dawkins sings ‘Hail To The Redskins’

A former Eagles player belts out the Redskins fight song.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:41 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ian Desmond, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Reed Doughty, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Jayson Werth, Stephen Strasburg Gatorade baths

A very brave Bryce Harper might want to watch his back for a while.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Craig Stammen, Jayson Werth, Nats, Stephen Strasburg, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Craig Kimbrel praises Nats fans

Braves closer says D.C. baseball fans 'understand the game and care a lot about it.'

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:58 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braves, Morning pixels, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Larry Bowa: Nats stricken by baseball gods

This won't be the last time a national analyst makes a crack about the Nats shutting down Stephen Strasburg in 2012.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:41 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Smoltz, Larry Bowa, MLB Network, Nats, Stephen Strasburg, Strasburg Shutdown

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Fred Smoot recalls getting tied to the goal post

The former Redskins defensive back tells a tale of rookie hazing.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:36 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Smoot, Ian Desmond, Morning pixels, Nats, Niles Paul, Redskins, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Tommy John inventor says Nats could have shut down Strasburg earlier

I'm sorry.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:57 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Shanahan on RGIII's injury: 'I learn every year'

At some point we'll all move past this, right?

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:25 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeJon Gomes, Mike Shanahan, Morning pixels, Mystics, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Wale thanks RGIII for 'alleviating DC's sports depression'

Is there anything RGIII can't do?

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:22 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Stephen Strasburg, Wizards

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Brewers spell Jordan Zimmermann's name wrong on lineup card

All these Zimmerman(n)s take a toll on copy editors, and on bloggers, and on opposing bench coaches.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:42 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brewers, Jordan Zimmermann, Morning pixels, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Mets announcers revisit Strasburg Shutdown

Gary Cohen and Ron Darling agree that the 2012 Nats philosophy carried the scent of hubris.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:38 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, SNY, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Rob Dibble compares Nats to Chinese swimmers

Silly Dibble saying silly things and being silly.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:23 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Rob Dibble, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Steve McCatty on Kurt Suzuki, Stephen Strasburg, Nathan Karns

Nats pitching coach refers to his catcher as 'Slappy,' compares his ace to a mule, and said his rookie can throw the dog doo-doo out of the ball.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:32 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, Dave Jageler, Kurt Suzuki, Nathan Karns, Nats, Stephen Strasburg, Steve McCatty

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Stephen Strasburg talks about what's on his iPod

The Nats pitcher says he has eclectic tastes.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:55 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Stephen Strasburg has a career night

Everything came up Strasburg last night.

By Sarah Kogod  |  08:55 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond, Kirk Cousins, Kurt Suzuki, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Caps say there's no place like home

The home ice advantage is on everyone's mind.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:36 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Bryce Harper, Caps, Ian Desmond, Karl Alzner, Morning pixels, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Washington teams prone to slow starts

It's been a year of slow starts for Washington teams, so don't start panicking yet.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, Jayson Werth, Morning pixels, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Stephen Strasburg wants Davey Johnson to 'loosen the leash'

The Nats pitcher would love see the eighth inning sometime soon.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:41 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Stephen Strasburg's Sports Illustrated cover

The magazine is calling Strasburg "Mr. October."

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Sports Illustrated, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Video of the Strasburg and Halladay hijinks

If you want to see for yourself the hit-by-pitch and pitch-behind-back that led to Nats-Phillies grapefruit pixels on Wednesday and Thursday.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Phillies, Roy Halladay, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Lindsay Czarniak's Stephen Strasburg bit on SportsCenter

D.C.'s own SportsCenter host gets the hook, as Mark Schlereth insists she follow a lead-in word count.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, Lindsay Czarniak, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Dan Haren on the young Nats: 'I've never felt so old'

The Nats’ newest starter talks about the young rotation, batting as a pitcher, and playing in Malibu.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dan Haren, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Sporting News puts Stephen Strasburg in left field

Do they know something we don't?

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:21 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Morning Pixels: Young Redskins fan wins Super Bowl trip

This 10-year old is pretty inspiring.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:31 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denard Span, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/31/2012

D.C. athletes supporting the Redskins

It's one big happy D.C. sports family.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Caps, Denard Span, Gio Gonzalez, Ian Desmond, John Carlson, John Erskine, Monique Currie, Mystics, Nats, Redskins, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:29 AM ET, 12/04/2012

D.C. athletes tuned in for Redskins-Giants

RGIII has fellow DMV athletes buzzing about the Redskins.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:29 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Hamid, Denard Span, Gio Gonzalez, Kevin Seraphin, Michael Morse, Nationals, Nats, Redskins, Stephen Strasburg, Steve Lombardozzi, Tyler Moore, Wizards

Posted at 09:02 PM ET, 11/22/2012

Bryce Harper, Nats on RGIII

Several of the Nats' key young players comment on the remarkable Thanksgiving performance by the Redskins quarterback.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:02 PM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond, Nats, Redskins, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Mark DeRosa: Nats need Stephen Strasburg

Former Nats utility man says no team could have stayed with the Nats over seven games if Strasburg were pitching.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:08 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark DeRosa, Nationals, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Morning Pixels: Mike Shanahan and his web prominence

Arbitrary rankings are the best.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:44 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Emeka Okafor, Mike Shanahan, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Stephen Strasburg, Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Morning Pixels: Top young D.C. athletes

The list of the best D.C. athletes under 25 is definitely hot for debate.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:22 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Najar, Bryce Harper, Caps, Cartier Martin, Crystal Langhorne, John Wall, Michael Morse, Morning pixels, Mystics, Nationals, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Stephen Strasburg, United, Wizards

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Morning Pixels: RGIII is on the Giants’ minds

The Giants defensive coordinator thinks that RGIII is special.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:53 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeJon Gomes, Pierre Garcon, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Feinstein: Nats would have won with Strasburg

More columnist on columnist violence, as John Feinstein accuses Thomas Boswell of drinking Nats Kool-Aid.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:27 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edwin Jackson, John Feinstein, Media, Stephen Strasburg, Thomas Boswell, Washington Post

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Ken Rosenthal has a problem with The Post

Veteran baseball reporter wasn't impressed with how this paper handled its Strasburg Shutdown coverage

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Feinstein, Ken Rosenthal, Media, Nats, Stephen Strasburg, Washington Post

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Nats players praise fans after loss

As the pain of the loss fades, Nats fans can take comfort in knowing that the players noticed how great D.C. really is as a sports town.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Craig Stammen, Mike Rizzo, Nationals, Nats, Ryan Mattheus, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/11/2012

PTI leads with Strasburg Shutdown talk

If you thought Strasburg Shutdown talk was dead after the regular season ended, you've got another thing coming.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, Media, Michael Wilbon, Nats, Stephen Strasburg, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Andre Ware compares Strasburg and RGIII

If you ever wanted to hear a former Heisman winner compare a concussion with Tommy John recovery, this is your place

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:11 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Ken Rosenthal defends Strasburg Shutdown column

The Fox columnist gets in a back-and-forth with the Sports Junkies about his latest piece on Stephen Strasburg

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Junkies, Ken Rosenthal, Media, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Morning Pixels: Welcoming playoff baseball to D.C.

It's a big day for baseball fans in the District.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:04 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond, Michael Morse, Morning pixels, Nationals, Nats, Orioles, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Leo Mazzone rips Nationals again

Former Braves pitching coach again criticizes the Nationals for shutting down Strasburg, says he's rooting against them

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leo Mazzone, Mike Rizzo, Nationals, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Morning Pixels: Teddy won; let’s get back to baseball

Now that Teddy has won, we can go back to cheering for baseball.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:17 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, Edwin Jackson, Morning pixels, Nats, Presidents Race, Racing Presidents, Ryan Mattheus, Stephen Strasburg, Teddy, Trevor Booker

Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Players react to Teddy’s victory

Some of the Nats share their thoughts on Teddy's big day.

By Sarah Kogod  |  08:13 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Storen, Jayson Werth, Nats, Racing Presidents, Ryan Mattheus, Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Strasburg, Teddy

Posted at 12:47 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Stephen Strasburg’s coy interview about the playoffs

After months of deadly serious interviews, the Nats ace finally seems to joke about his shutdown. Unless he wasn't joking.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:47 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Network, Nats, Stephen Strasburg, Strasburg Shutdown

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Morning pixels: ESPN the Mag’s D.C. issue

Here’s how good the good times are: a national magazine is planning a D.C.-themed issue. About sports.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:28 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins | Tags:  RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 09/13/2012

John Lannan’s family gives him an ovation

Stephen Strasburg’s replacement helped the Nats win in New York, and his family members were pleased.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:32 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  John Lannan, MASN, Kristina Akra, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Mark DeRosa on Bryce Harper’s ‘hilarious’ base-running

Nats utility guy tells MLB Network that Harper runs the bases ‘like he’s still playing tee ball.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:34 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Mark DeRosa, MLB Network, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Morning pixels: D.C. police planning for Nats celebrations

You want this crazy Nats series to feel real? The MPD is already getting ready for a possible parade.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:55 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Cathy Lanier, Stephen Strasburg, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Mike Rizzo: Media’s Strasburg/Harper obsession ‘boggles my mind’

Nats GM says his first-place team’s other players ‘deserve better’ than they’ve gotten this season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Mike Rizzo, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, 106.7 The Fan

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Stephen Strasburg’s first fantasy football draft

The Nats pitcher did 15 mock drafts to prepare for his team draft day.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Cal Ripken and Michael Wilbon on Strasburg

Orioles legend tells SiriusXM that if he were Strasburg, he’d speak up and demand to pitch.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Cal Ripken, Mike Rizzo, Michael Wilbon

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 09/05/2012

The 2012 Ryan Zimmerman bobblehead

Here’s a look at the Nats’ final bobblehead of 2012, which will be given away on Saturday afternoon.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:55 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Ryan Zimmerman, Michael Morse, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Robin Ficker plans to protest Strasburg Shutdown

World-famous proponent of sports heckling plans to visit Nats Park with 500 signs protesting Strasburg’s shutdown.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:37 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Robin Ficker, Mike Rizzo, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 09/04/2012

The Ross Detwiler ‘Other Guys’ Photoshop

How a movie poster Photoshop went from Twitter to Ross Detwiler’s locker at Nats Park.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:58 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Ross Detwiler, Edwin Jackson

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Morning pixels: Morgan compares RGIII to Manning, Brady and Vick

Keep the expectations low? Nah. Send the expectations way into outer space.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins | Tags:  RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Joshua Morgan, Mike Shanahan, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Mitch McConnell supports Strasburg shutdown

Time to check in with the Senate Minority Leader about the pressing issue of the day.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:54 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Mike Rizzo, Davey Johnson, Mitch McConnell

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Strasburg Shutdown Contest winners

Our favorite reader-submitted fake opinions from famous people on the looming Strasburg Shutdown.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:33 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Jim Riggleman, Stan Kasten back Nats on Strasburg shutdown

Former manager, former team president both think Mike Rizzo is doing the right thing with his ace.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:36 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Mike Rizzo, Jordan Zimmermann, Jim Riggleman, Stan Kasten

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Bill James says Nats Strasburg strategy is ‘reasonable’

Noted sabermetrician writes on his Web site that he would ‘err on the side of caution’ with a young pitcher coming off Tommy John surgery.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:40 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, NPR, Bill James

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Strasburg Shutdown Contest

Just about everyone has an opinion on whether the Nats should shut down their star pitcher.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:53 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Terry Bradshaw and Troy Aikman discuss the Strasburg Shutdown

The world demands to know every living person’s feelings about this matter. Here are two more.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Mike Rizzo, Terry Bradshaw, Troy Aikman, Joe Buck, Fox

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Dr. James Andrews backs the Nats

Amid the torrent of ex-players ridiculing the Nats for shutting down Strasburg, a respected doctor stands up for their plan.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:32 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, James Andrews

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Mitch Williams calls Strasburg Shutdown ‘absolutely absurd’

MLB Network analyst and longtime reliever says Mike Rizzo’s plan will be a hard sell in the Nats clubhouse.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:03 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Mitch Williams, Mike Rizzo, Steve McCatty, Scott Boras

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Rudy Giuliani speaks out against Strasburg Shutdown

Former New York mayor and famous Yankees fan says he would let Strasburg pitch.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:09 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Rudy Giuliani, David Gregory

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Mike Rizzo: Nats have 50-page Strasburg shutdown presentation

The document is top secret, so don’t ask for it.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:14 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Mike Rizzo

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Post Editorial Board endorses Strasburg Shutdown

The official stance of this newspaper’s editorial board is that Mike Rizzo gets the benefit of the doubt.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Mike Rizzo, Stephen Strasburg, Thomas Boswell, Tracee Hamilton, Mike Wise

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Morning pixels: ESPN Magazine predicts 2-14 Redskins

The “big brains” and “powerful computers” are forecasting a dismal season ahead.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:28 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins, Wizards | Tags:  Davey Johnson, Stephen Strasburg, Kirk Cousins, Bradley Beal, Adam Carriker, Ian Desmond

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Strasburg debate takes over Fox’s Yankees-Red Sox broadcast

When National networks ignore New York and Boston in favor of Washington, you know weird things are afoot.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Tim McCarver, Kenny Albert, Fox, Stephen Strasburg, Mike Rizzo

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Andrea Mitchell brings Strasburg debate to MSNBC

It’s only a matter of time until someone asks the President about this. I’m not kidding, either.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:30 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Andrea Mitchell, David Leonhardt

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Rob Dibble slams Stephen Strasburg and Mike Rizzo

Just when you thought the rhetoric couldn’t get more ridiculous, along comes Rob Dibble.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Rob Dibble, Stephen Strasburg, Mike Rizzo, Mark Lerner

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Morning pixels: RGIII could see 30-35 plays

We may see RGIII for an entire half against Chicago.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:20 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Stephen Strasburg, Chris Cooley, Kirk Cousins, Bryce Harper, Chris Baker

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/16/2012

D.C. by itself in supporting the Strasburg Shutdown

ESPN.com poll on the matter shows 50 states think the pitcher should pitch, and one little District sides with Mike Rizzo

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, ESPN

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Scott Boras backs Mike Rizzo and the Nats

Stephen Strasburg’s agent praises Rizzo for following the opinions of doctors in dealing with his young ace.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:36 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Mike Rizzo, Scott Boras

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Morning pixels: RGIII’s locker

Super heroes and inspirational sayings are so very RGIII.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Stephen Strasburg, Randy Edsall, Niles Paul, Kirk Cousins, Chris Cooley, Joe Gibbs

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Drew Storen on shutting down Strasburg

Seriously, people. Keep those opinions coming.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Drew Storen

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Leo Mazzone calls the Nats’ Strasburg plan ‘pathetic’

Former Braves pitching coach lambastes the Nationals for their thinking on Stephen Strasburg.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:08 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Leo Mazzone, Mike Rizzo, ESPN Radio, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Bob Carpenter calls Stephen A. Smith a ‘baseball genius’

Nats play-by-play man needles the ESPN yelling machine during Monday night’s blowout win.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, MASN, Rob Parker, ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Bob Carpenter

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Rick Sutcliffe has a plan for Stephen Strasburg

ESPN analyst suggests Nats should space out Strasburg’s starts to get him through the end of the regular season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Rick Sutcliffe, Mike Rizzo

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Stephen Strasburg on Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann: ‘They’re intimidated by me’

The Nats pitchers talk about dugout mentality.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:10 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Gio onzalez, Jordan Zimmermann

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Dennis Eckersley says Nats will have to pitch Strasburg

Hall of Fame closer and TBS broadcaster does not believe the Nats will shut down Strasburg.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Dennis Eckersley, Mike Rizzo

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Stephen A. Smith says Nats handling of Strasburg is ‘disgraceful’

ESPN mechanized bullhorn says the Nats approach ‘makes me sick to my stomach.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:50 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Kevin Millar, Dick Vitale on the Strasburg Shutdown

Two more national names weigh in on Washington’s current greatest sports debate.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:09 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Dick Vitale, Kevin Millar

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Jake Peavy, Jeff Francoeur on shutting down Stephen Strasburg

The Coalition Against Strasburg Shutdown has two new members.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Davey Johnson suggests Stephen Strasburg innings limit is 160

Johnson’s comment is the first number specific mention from the Nats.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Davey Johnson, Stephen Strasburg, Mike Rizzo

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Mike Rizzo: ‘People don’t know what the hell they’re talking about’

Nats GM gets increasingly feisty as he answers Strasburg Shutdown questions number 1,013 and 1,014.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:19 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Mike Rizzo, Stephen Strasburg, Nationals

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Gio Gonzalez talks about shutting down Stephen Strasburg

The Nats pitcher says the rotation wants “the best for Stras.”

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Mike Rizzo says he’ll ‘sleep like a baby’ after shutting Strasburg down

Nats GM continues to tune out outside opinions of the Strasburg Shutdown Strategy.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:26 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Mike Rizzo

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Nats send Bar Mitzvah greetings

With a baseball-loving set of D.C. area twins getting Bar Mitzvahed, Aviva Kempner got the Nats involved.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:36 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Aviva Kempner, Mike Rizzo, Wolf Blitzer, Ian Desmond

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Davey Johnson won’t fiddle with the Strasburg shutdown

Nats manager refuses to entertain various fun possibilities for extending his ace’s season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Davey Johnson, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Morning pixels: RGIII responds to Osi Umenyiora

Of course, the response from the Redskins quarterback was nothing short of perfect.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:58 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Stephen Strasburg, Michael Morse, Niles Paul, Dwayne DeRosario, Chris Pontius

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 07/16/2012

John Smoltz says if he were Strasburg, he’d fake an injury

Former Braves great and current TBS analyst says he’d come up with a mysterious hangnail or blister.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:54 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Mike Rizzo, John Smoltz

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Stephen Strasburg hasn’t discussed his shut-down with management

Fox All-Star broadcasters said such a state of affairs was ‘odd,’ but Strasburg doesn’t seem concerned.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, ESPN 980, 106.7 The Fan

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 07/11/2012

George Will made historical flashcards for the Nats

Conservative columnist and diehard baseball lover is helping Stephen Strasburg learn the presidents what what what?

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:39 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Ted Lerner, Gio Gonzalez, George Will, 106.7 The Fan

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Stephen Strasburg: Nats will have to rip the ball out of my hands

Former GM Jim Bowden says Nats should find a way to let Strasburg pitch in the playoffs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:54 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Jim Bowden, Thomas Boswell, Brett Haber

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Morning pixels: NL All-Star win has fans already thinking about Nats Game 7

Let’s dial back the predictions, just in case ‘jinx’ is an actual thing.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Nats, Wizards | Tags:  Bryce Harper, John Wall, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 07/10/2012

RGIII says D.C. is ‘hungry for success’

Redskins quarterback says “the possibilities are endless” in Washington, which is better than “either 7-9 or 8-8.”

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:47 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, ESPN, Alex Ovechkin, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Morning pixels: Nats are co-NL favorites

Actual betting lines indicate that the Nats and Giants are now co-favorites to win the National League pennant.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Natitude, Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg, Ted Leonsis, Lorenzo Alexander, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 07/03/2012

Morning pixels: Tim Kurkjian says Nats are NL favorites

ESPN analyst tells ESPN 980 that Washington’s baseball team is currently the National League team to beat.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:25 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Tim Kurkjian, ESPN 980, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 06/28/2012

The Potomac Nationals Strasburg bobblehead

If you couldn’t get your Strasburg bobblehead at Nats Park this April, the P-Nats offer another alternative.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:59 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Minor League Baseball | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Morning pixels: ‘Bryce Harper madness’ at ESPN

Former WRC sports anchor Lindsay Czarniak says Harper is currently generating more Bristol buzz than RGIII.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards | Tags:  John Wall, Bryce Harper, Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Alex Ovechkin, Stephen Strasburg, Lindsay Czarniak

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Morning pixels: Nick Young, JaVale McGee honored for being knuckleheads

The former Wizards were nominated for one of the NBA’s new social media awards.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:28 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, Wizards, Nats | Tags:  JaVale McGee, Nick Young, Andray Blatche, Rashard Lewis, Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Batting stance guy makes Nats trading cards

While hosting a charity event for Ryan Zimmerman, the famous impersonator busts out some large trading cards.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:18 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Batting Stance Guy, Nationals Park, Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Jayson Werth

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Morning pixels: John Sterling on Nats fans

When some of the home team fans took off during extra innings Saturday, the Yankees’ radio team was not impressed.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:29 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, John Sterling, Natitude, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Morning pixels: Bryce Harper inspired beer

A special Clown Question brew, A-Rod on the Nats and a Father’s Day ditty.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:10 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Wizards, Redskins | Tags:  Nationals, Nats, Wizards, Mystics, Redskins, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Brandon Banks

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Peter Gammons on the Nats fans in Fenway

Hall of Fame baseball writer raves to Mike Wise about the number of D.C. fans supporting the Nats in Boston.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:56 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Peter Gammons, Mike Wise, 106.7 The Fan, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Morning pixels: Bryce Harper’s bloody photo explained

Explaining Bryce Harper’s legendary photo, RGIII feeling good and Davey Johnson on Fenway.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:26 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Mystics, Redskins, Redskins | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg, Rick Ankiel, Robert Griffin III, Torrey Smith, Anthony Armstrong, Matee Ajavon, Natasha Lacy

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 06/06/2012

A Strasbrug jersey in the Nats team store

Over the weekend, a charmingly incorrect jersey was hanging on display next to the Bryce Harper jerseys in the Nats team store.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:14 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Adam LaRoche: Nats have a ‘few rednecks’

The Nats first baseman shares his thoughts on why Gio Gonzalez would make an awful hunter.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:59 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals, Nats, Adam LaRoche, Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Nats add Twitter handles to at-bat info

Can’t remember what Ian Desmond’s Twitter name is? Just wait until he’s at the plate, and look at the Nats Park big screen.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:11 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Nats Park

Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Oriole wins MASN player of the game in Nats rout

Sunday the Nats rolled the Orioles. So why the heck was Xavier MASN’s player of the game?

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:05 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Xavier Avery, MASN

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Bob Carpenter responds to Howard Bryant

MASN play-by-play voice takes ESPN columnist to task for his recent Stephen Strasburg work.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Bob Carpenter, F.P. Santangelo, Howard Bryant, Stephen Strasburg, Drew Storen, Bill Cowher, Henry Rodriguez, Kristina Akra

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Michael Morse says Stephen Strasburg Hot Stuff incident didn’t happen

With Stephen Strasburg denying the incident, Ointment-Gate continues.

By Sarah Kogod  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, D.C. Sports Bog | Tags:  Nationals, Stephen Strasburg, Michael Morse

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Missing umpires and Stephen Strasburg

After the briefest of rain delays, Stephen Strasburg came back to the Nats Park field. The umpires didn’t.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:10 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Morning pixels: Robert Griffin III will appear on The Tonight Show

Not many D.C. athletes of recent vintage have risen to Tonight Show levels. RGIII is already there.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Jay Leno, Hugh Laurie, Davey Johnson, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Rob Dibble still telling Stephen Strasburg to suck it up

No one likes to criticize the Nats and Strasburg more than Rob Dibble.

By Sarah Kogod  |  08:39 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Stephen Strasburg, his innings limit and the playoffs

GM Mike Rizzo says a possible playoff race would not impact his plans to shut Stephen Strasburg down.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:08 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Mike Rizzo

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Robert Griffin III on John Wall and Stephen Strasburg

Future Redskins franchise quarterback is already about the best spokesman D.C. sports has.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, John Wall, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 04/23/2012

A Stephen Strasburg fastball to the groin

An umpire took a Strasburg fastball to an unfortunate spot. His reaction appeared to indicate it wasn’t an awesome experience.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:16 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Greg Gibson

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Tim Kurkjian says Stephen Strasburg will be best pitcher soon

ESPN analyst says Nats ace will soon be Major League Baseball’s top pitcher.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Tim Kurkjian

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Morning pixels: Is Strasmas over?

Pitching for a first-place team on a gorgeous night in his home debut, the phenom can't draw a crowd. Is it all over?

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Beer and Cheese, Redskins, Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Nats Park, Milan Lucic, Karl Alzner, Brian Orakpo, Rick Ankiel

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Stephen Strasburg bobblehead madness

On a beautiful day for baseball, a lot of people went nutty trying to get Stephen Strasburg bobbleheads.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:14 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 04/12/2012

The StrasBurger comes with a $59 price tag

The monster burger is the perfect snack for you and seven of your closest friends.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:54 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Morning pixels: Nationals Home Opener

The Nationals open at home, the Caps start the playoff on the road and it’s National Grilled Cheese Day.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Terps, Wizards, Redskins | Tags:  Wizards, Nationals, Drew Storen, Redskins, RGIII, Maryland, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 04/11/2012

The Nats are 4-2

For the first time since 1951, a D.C. MLB team has played six games and won more than they lost.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:12 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/11/2012

A Stephen Strasbuag jersey

Not quite sure why, but some federal employee and amateur comic apparently has a ‘Strasbuag’ jersey.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Here’s the John Wall bobblehead

Saturday in D.C. features John Wall bobblehead night and Stephen Strasburg bobblehead day, within three hours of each other?

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:51 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Wizards | Tags:  John Wall, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Stephen Strasburg debuts new Toyota ad

Nats star pitcher can throw a baseball really fast and effectively, and he’s ok at reading off lines for car dealerships.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:29 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Experts predicting the Nats make the World Series

With the baseball season here, for the first time in the history of the world, some people see the Nats in the World Series.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 03/23/2012

ESPN the Magazine on Stephen Strasburg’s delivery

Magazine compares Strasburg’s delivery with that of Greg Maddux, and much prefers the latter.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Greg Maddux

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Nats do Bikram yoga

Here is Drew Storen wearing a ridiculous headband while doing hot hot hot yoga.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Drew Storen, Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, Tyler Clippard, Danny Espinosa

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/20/2012

The Stephen Strasburg bobblehead

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Natitude

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Nationals Park introduces 8-pound ‘StrasBurger’

Red Porch will now have an enormous hamburger entree to share, plus other stuff.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:06 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Stephen Strasburg with Bryce Harper

Two No. 1 overall draft picks and future D.C. stars are happy together in Viera.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez, Edwin Jackson

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Nats bobblehead schedule released

Three bobbleheads, a stein, a replica truck and a retro cap highlight the Nationals’ 2012 promotional schedule.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Michael Morse, Ryan Zimmerman, bobbleheads