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Grumpy old man mocks Strasburg

Posted on: July 29, 2010 12:31 am

Kentucky senator and Hall of Famer Jim Bunning mocked Stephen Strasburg for skipping his Tuesday start. has the story :
“Five-hundred twenty starts, I never refused the ball,” Bunning, a Kentucky senator who hurled a perfect game in 1964 and struck out 2,855 batters in his Major League career, told POLITICO. “What a joke!”

Bunning had taken an interest in Strasburg, who like the Kentucky senator is a fire-ball hurling right-hander. The senator has seen the Nationals ace four times and was at the ballpark Tuesday night, he said.

But he clearly didn’t like what he saw – or rather didn’t see – when the youngster didn’t take the mound.

“My arm!” Bunning sarcastically cried as he pretended to clutch his shoulder in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.
Bunning then yelled at the kids to get off his lawn.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 3:05 pm

Grumpy old man mocks Strasburg

I was reading your statements. I guess you have to post things twice to get your point across. Usually people do that because they don't get the respect the first time they type something. Then, I read you would consider trading Strasburg. You sir are an idiot.

One, nothing is proven that Strasburg is an injury risk. Every sports athelete has the possible risk of getting injured. A "herky-jerky" delivery or whatever you think is more strenuous is a style that got him where he is right now. He didn't play because of the management. There is nothing that says Strasburg decided not to play.

Two, Bunning is a HOF'er - true. I've never heard of him. I suppose you wouldn't have if you arn't a Phillie or Tiger's fan. I read up on him and ..

"Bunning is remembered for his role in the pennant race of 1964, in which the Phillies held a commanding lead in the National League for most of the season, eventually losing the title to the . Manager used Bunning and fellow hurler heavily down the stretch, and the two became visibly fatigued as September wore on. The collapse of the 1964 Phillies remains one of the most infamous in baseball history"

So .. You have an arguement .. I guess.

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2010 2:41 pm

Grumpy old man mocks Strasburg

So let me get this straight a Hall of Fame pitcher knows nothing about baseball? And you know more? How many major league hitters did you face?

These comments are just so stupid their funny. A HOF pitcher knows nothing about Baseball. That's just hilarious.

And these comments are made because these people own Strasburg in a league and don't want to accept that maybe he could be injury prone that maybe he could be the next Mark Prior. I will say it again like I said from the beginning, Strasburg's mechanics have always been a concern, and a reason a lot wouldn't rate Strasburg the best player in the game coming into the year. As long as he has the delivery he has, there will always be a chance for serious injury.  If you don't like that risk, trade him for someone else. There might be a fool who will still buy the hype and trade you Kershaw for him. Unlike me who would've never traded Kershaw for Strasburg. I'm not gonna trade an almost sure thing who's had a healthy career so far for a guy possible sure thing that has a chance to always be injured. I am not gonna trade Kershaw for a possible second coming of Mark Prior, but there will be fools who will.

Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2010 1:30 pm

Grumpy old man mocks Strasburg

A grumpy old man in DC.  I just can not believe it.

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2010 12:19 pm

Grumpy old man mocks Strasburg

Well, Strasburg hasn't made an a$$ of himself in Congress yet either, so I guess they're even.  

Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2010 12:07 pm

Grumpy old man mocks Strasburg

This guy obviously knows nothing about baseball. The Nats would willingly take 5 losses to save their future in Strasburg. They arn't going to make the playoffs this year, so why risk it?

This is why are country is on the downfall.

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2010 10:04 am

Grumpy old man mocks Strasburg

Screw this guy.  Strasburg wanted to start, the Nats wouldn't let him.  Does this clown want Strasburg to throw a hissy fit and complain that he didn't get to start?

This senator is a joke, just look at some of his policies and decisions.

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