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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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Well, maybe not…

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Last week I reported that it was looking like Steve Strasburg’s MLB debut would be June 4.  Well, it seems that I was wrong.  The Nationals website reports that Strasburg will be starting between June 8 and June 10 in the Nats’ series against the Pirates. They haven’t said which game, exactly, but they plan on making that announcement a week before the actual day itself.  If it makes you feel better, I bought pricey tickets to the June 4 game.  Oh well. I guess I’ll just have nice seats when they take on the Reds.

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BREAKING: Strasburg may Start June 4

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The rumor mill has it that the second comi…. I mean Steven Strasburgs’ major league debut will be on the June 4 game against the Cincinnati Reds. For those of you living in caves, Steven Strasburg is one of the hottest prospects in the history of major league baseball, and certainly the top for 2010.  The Nats picked him up with their first round draft pick last year and sent him to the minors for some conditioning. In the minors he’s pitched just over a 1 ERA with around 1 strike out per inning.  That’s scary.  His start promises to be one of the biggest events in Nats history. The game will sell out, so buy those tickets quick.  At this point, the cheap seats are already sold.