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The Stephen Strasburg Experience

Published by on June 2, 2009

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With the MLB draft fast approaching, I took a trip down to San Diego in March to take a look at Stephen Strasburg, the projected number one overall pick. Here's what transpired... 

Last Friday, March 20, I got my first glimpse at the Next Big Thing that will soon be hitting the major leagues. I squinted my eyes and snuck a peek at brilliance. I kicked back and marveled at utter domination.

To be clear, bodies aren’t supposed to be this physical, arms aren’t supposed to throw these kinds of fastballs. And we are talking about a college kid, here.

I loaded up the car around 2:30 PM, hit the I-5 south, and rode that baby all the way down to San Diego to see Stephen Strasburg pitch. The right-handed pitcher is a junior at San Diego State and is everybody’s preference for the number one overall selection in the June draft.

People throughout baseball circles are all ready trying to explain why the Washington Nationals, the holder of the first pick, should not...

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