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So maybe the Stephen Strasburg "Hot Stuff" thing never happened

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer
Stephen Strasburg

Remember that delightfully old-school story from Tuesday night that had Stephen Strasburg's being victimized by a wayward application of "Hot Stuff"? Uplifting, no? Well, it might not have happened after all.

Strasburg's injured teammate Michael Morse went on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and had this to say:

“I asked Stephen today and he has no idea what's going on. And he's one of the hardest-working guys, he's like a bulldog, especially on the mind. It's, like, a big rumor or something that started. There's all this talk that he had Icy Hot all over him or whatever. He had nothing. I think, um, I think Davey might have said some things that the media might have took the wrong way. You know, I think he was trying to make, like, you know, a joke or something and the media thought different of it.

“It was pouring rain in the first inning, so he should have said, maybe, his jersey got soaked or something. I don't know, I think he said the wrong thing. I talked to Stras today and he's kind of upset about the whole thing. I asked him, ‘Did you have Icy Hot or something?' and he said no. I said ‘You didn't have any on your arm? Maybe the rain washed it down or off?' and he said no."

Well, this is all very disappointing. Maybe it really didn't happen. Or maybe this is revisionist history on the part of Morse and Strasburg. Or maybe all of this is pretty silly.

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