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Strasburg II is now 'can-watch' TV

Posted on: June 10, 2010 11:09 am
Edited on: June 10, 2010 12:06 pm
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Stephen Strasburg's major-league debut was nationally televised.

His second start will be, too.

TBS announced today that it has switched its Sunday telecast away from the Phillies-Red Sox game, to a Nationals-Indians game it would have absolutely no interest in if not for Strasburg.

The game starts at 1 p.m. EDT.

As for Strasburg III, Strasburg IV, etc., all we know for now are the expected days he'll pitch (barring rainouts that alter the Nationals rotation). Nats manager Jim Riggleman told reporters Wednesday that he plans to use Strasburg every five days between now and the All-Star break, which means he would go on June 18 (home vs. White Sox), June 23 (home vs. Royals), June 28 (at Atlanta), July 3 (home vs. Mets) and July 8 (home vs. Padres).

Not a bad plan for the Nationats marketing department, with five of Strasburg's first seven scheduled starts coming at home. (A quick check on the Nationals website showed that tickets are still available, although the highest-priced seats appear to be gone for the June 18 game.)

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Category: MLB
Comments

Since: Jul 2, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2010 12:30 pm
 

Strasburg II is now 'can-watch' TV

Dude- Who cares how many series Boston and Philly have won.   The reason they made the change is obvious.   TV guys know TV pretty well and the executives at TBS figure they will get better ratings showing Strasburg.   That is what it is all about   ratings = money.    Nobody outside of the Philly-Bos corridor cares about the Red Sox and Phillies.  Baseball fans everywhere want to see Strasburg.    Case in point, the Tribe will likely have the biggest crowd of the season.



Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 6:43 pm
 

Strasburg II is now 'can-watch' TV

So,I gave him an Austrian version.In any event,MLB shouldn't give these games away free.Why should people subscribe to MLB.com if they're going to let the freeloaders in?



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 6:31 pm
 

Strasburg II is now 'can-watch' TV

Boston & Philly have combined for 3 of the last 6 WS... The Nationals have been dead last in the NL East basically every season since they moved to Washington, and Cleveland has regressed every year since their 2007 ALCS lost to... The Red Sox.  Strasburg is very good, don't get me wrong; I saw him pitch his 1st start in AAA Syracuse and he is the real deal.  But bumping 2 historically relevant teams with HUGE fan bases for the Indians and Nationals is uncalled for.  I get 200 + channels on digital cable... why not put them on one of the ESPN Channels?  ESPN Classics, maybe, since apparently TBS is already assuming a no hitter?  On one of the rare occasions I actually get a chance to watch the Red Sox I will instead be watching Strasburg mow down the 22-36 Indians.  Snooze.  



Since: Oct 7, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 3:19 pm
 

Strasburg II is now 'can-watch' TV

Who cares if he Strausburg deep a few times? I only care if he takes Strasburg deep a few times.



Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 3:04 pm
 

Strasburg II is now 'can-watch' TV

I predict that Carlos Santana will force TBS to change their evil ways in the future by taking Strausburg deep a few times.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:55 pm
 

Strasburg II is now 'can-watch' TV

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!  Please tell me that this post is not for real.  More than ridiculous, but to be expected from a (presumed) Phillies fan.



Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:37 pm
 

Strasburg II is now 'can-watch' TV

This is crazy.Suppose Cole Hamels no-hits the Red Sox(He had one going into the 7th inning Monday).TBS will be out in the cold.Let the kid win a WS MVP first.



Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 11:48 am
 

Strasburg is the all time monster

As they should. Baseball needed a young superstar pitcher like this. He is without a doubt the greatest pitching prospect in MLB History. I would take him right now for this season over any other pitcher in MLB maybe outside of Ubaldo right now. He is as can't miss a prospect as there ever has been. 100mph easily brung heat, A lord charles that just falls off the table, a good change up and ..and pinpoint control. Last year in collecge he walked 16 in 113 innings. He has absoutely everything. In a lot of cases of big prospects they have the arm but must develop a strikeout 2nd pitch. He has that and a third to boot. Other times they throw insanely hard (although not as hard as his 100 mph) but BB a lot of guys. He does not and has never been wild and can put his pitch seemingly anywhere he wants them with movement. The only reason he gave up that homer is becuase the guy swung as hard as he could to catch up with his 100mph heat knowing that he could never ever catch it and luckily for him Strasburg threw him his 90mph change.

He is the most polished and most electrifying 21 year old pitcher these eyes have ever seen. Every single one of his starts should be nationally televised. Baseball has to take advantage of this youngsters greatness and show him at every opportunity.


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