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Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 09/06/2011

What do we call Stephen Strasburg’s return?


Where I sit in Alexandria, the rain is holding off but very obviously threatening. The forecast calls for storms aplenty tonight. I asked a Nationals official what the plan will be for tickets holders if there is a rainout, as looks very possible, and it seems like they’re still figuring it out. We have no word on when or if the Nationals will call the game off early. When we do, we will surely pass it along.

In the meantime, Craig Timberg, an editor on the Post’s National desk, raises a good question about tonight: If his debut was Strasmas, what’s tonight? He emailed last week, and I’ll yield to him:

“Can somebody find a better term for Strasburg’s return than Strasmas II?

There is only one Strasmas (as there is only one Christmas), and it comes every year on June 8. Some of us celebrate it with videos and beers and fond remembrances of that magical night. And to follow out the metaphor, the savior wasn’t born twice. He was born, appeared to die (in Philly of all places), then was resurrected by Tommy John surgery, an updated form of divine intervention. Doesn’t that sound more like Easter?

So, my opening bid is Straster, but this seems like something that demands some crowd sourcing.”

Indeed. What do you all think?

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