Nationwide Audience Will Now Get To See Strasburg’s Debut

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There is no truth to the rumor that we are changing our site to We Love Strasburg, I promise. Still, the news is coming fast and furious surrounding the Nationals pitching prospect and his first start next week.

There’s some good news for any non-DC readers or folks who may be on the road yet still want to get a glimpse of the future star’s first start. Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Journal posted the news in a tweet this morning that MLB Network, a cable channel available to most, will be broadcasting June 8th’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates to a nationwide audience. MLB is also bringing out an A-game crew of Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and John Smoltz to call the game. As my friends at Sports Grid noted, the presence of Costas is a sure sign that this isn’t just any regular debut.

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One thought on “Nationwide Audience Will Now Get To See Strasburg’s Debut

  1. Enjoy your Strasburg coverage.

    Viewers here will watch MASN’s coverage.

    Per MLBN,

    “MLB Network’s game telecast will be blacked out in the Nationals’ and Pirates’ home television territory.”

    I like our announcers better so no bigger for me.

    How bout a countdown clock??